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Guide to the W. Eugene Smith Reference CD Collection

Abstract

The W. Eugene Smith Reference Reference CD Collection includes 5,087 compact discs containing audio originally recorded to quarter-inch open reel tape by photographer W. Eugene Smith. Smith recorded the bulk of the 1,740 reels represented in this collection between 1957 and 1971, while living in the "Jazz Loft" at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York City. The original tapes are housed in the W. Eugene Smith Collection at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography.

Descriptive Summary

Title
W. Eugene Smith Reference CD Collection
Creator
Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978.
Extent
50.0 linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The W. Eugene Smith Reference Reference CD Collection consists of 5,087 compact discs containing audio originally recorded to quarter-inch open reel tape by photographer W. Eugene Smith. Smith recorded the bulk of the 1,740 reels represented in this collection between 1957 and 1971, while living in the "Jazz Loft" at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York City. The tapes are housed in the W. Eugene Smith Collection at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography, which, in partnership with the Center for Documentary Studies and other funders, facilitated the transfer to compact disc as part of writer Sam Stephenson's research on the Jazz Loft and the life of Smith.

Stephenson and the staff of CDS began a years-long process of discovering the content of the recordings, a process documented in Stephenson's book, The Jazz Loft Project, and on the Project website, http://www.jazzloftproject.org/. They found that Smith's microphones had captured jazz jams, conversations, ambient sounds, radio and television programs, and all variety of life in the Loft, creating an aural portrait that uniquely and exhaustively documents from within one of New York's creative crucibles of the 1950s and 1960s.

The recordings in this finding aid are organized by reel number and accompanied by a set of notes created by CDS, which is included here verbatim for each reel. The researcher should note that spelling, grammatical, typographical, and content errors have been left intact. Because Smith often recorded his tapes at a low speed, which enabled him to fit more content on the tape, many of the tapes have more than one compact disc associated with them.

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Contents of the Collection

Reel 1, 1959 June 01

Note 1: Bass, drums, piano, sax, trombone, trumpet. "Hal" and "Ronnie" mentioned. 2 songs on each cd with small jam session talk in between.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0001
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0002
Reel 2, 1959 June 01

Note 1: Bass, drums, piano, sax, trombone, trumpet. "Al" or "Hal" mentioned. Songs with longer dialogue on second CD. Discussion of tunes.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0003
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0004
Reel 3, 1959 May 29

Note 1: Sax, drums, bass, trumpet, piano, sax. Male and female voices. "Gerry" "Stan" "Don" mentioned. Dave Young's. "C-Blues" last track.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0005
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0006
Reel 4, 1959 December 07

Note 1: Piano - Dave McKenna. "My Funny Valentine" Talking and playing.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0007
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0008
Reel 5, 1959 November 23

Note 1: Good playing bookends talk. Substantive conversation. Trumpet Trombone, sax, piano, drums. Others in attendance, including female voices. Probably at Dave Young's apartment. W. Eugene Smith talking. "My children will play this when I'm dead." Gary. Martin's Bar, Towncrest, Junior's mentioned. C#, Zoot, Gary, John, Loren "Buddy" Blacklock.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0009
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0010
Reel 6, undated

Note 1: Zoot Simms & Fred Greenwell - Tenor, Ronny Free - drums, Bill Takas - bass, Dave McKenna - piano; Hotdogs mentioned in part of conversation - Zoot and Dave; good music and good recording; It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't got that Swing), Preacher, Deep Purple, Tico Tico, (Blues) (overlaps with reel 15). Crazy Otto record discussed with sarcastic commentary by Brookmeyer. Ray Charles record (I/4) Kitchen in apartment. Bill Evans and Horace Silver discussed. (II) Ends with a delegation headed to a bar.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0011
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0012
Reel 7, 1960 January

Note 1: Dave McKenna, Halliday, Zoot Takas? Pepper Adams. Dick Scott on drums. Begins with sped up radio talk and then radio music on CD I and II/1. Music begins on track 3 of CD II. Possible overlap with reels 5 and 6. Repetition of barrelhouse piano refrain by McKenna. Handclaps by Zoot. Background voices during music. Easy Living and Stomping at the Savoy.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0013
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0014
Reel 8, 1960 January 11

Note 1: Begins with Tristan and Isolde by Wagner. Midsong male voice. Then Texaco Metropolitan Opera on WCBS. 2-3pm. 30 degrees at 3pm. RCA Victor ad. Next programming gives way to silence before music on CD II. Male and Female musicians in the loft include Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Dave McKenna, Dick Scott on sax,

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0015
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0016
Reel 9, undated

Note 1: Lee Konitz. Pepper Adams, Freddie Greenwell, Zoot Simms, Ronnie Free. Smith labeled cd not for release due to Konitz's presence(?). Two informal songs with some talking before better played song with talking of non-musicians in background. Some tape garbled at very end.

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0017
Reel 10, 1960 January 25-26

Note 1: Same night as reels 9 and 11. Could be in the morning hours of 1/26/60. First track good mellow song. Second track begins with piano and then with bass and becomes track three. Track three is a song with with same background room voices as found on reel 9. "(You) got the Parisian group here". CD II begins with a good song featuring drum and sax interchanges, and piano. Then talking and a version of "You'd be so nice to come home to" Canadian bass player mentioned. "John" mentioned. "John, can I have a swallow of that?"

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0018
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0019
Reel 11, 1960 January 25

Note 1: Same night as reel 9, 10. Could be in the morning hours of 1/26/60.Well played song with solos, banter from non-players, including female voices. Talking over bass solo. Great saxophone on track 2 by Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz and then Pepper Adams as song fades.

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0020
Reel 12, 1960 January 30

Note 1: At Dave Young's apartment. 1/30/60. Piano: Bob Brookmeyer, Dave McKenna, Bass: Bill Takas, Drums: Ronnie Free, Sax: Freddie Greenwell? Loose songs with dialogue interspersed. "Freddy" mentioned. Coffee mentioned. "John" (toilet mentioned). "All God's Children" Full jazz songs starting on track 6. No non-musician noise as on previous night recordings. Mention of Smith's microphones on track II/2 which are described as resembling a hat rack. Lin (Halliday?) addressed on track 8. Track 9 gets cut off at 2 minute mark.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0021
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0022
Reel 13, 1960

Note 1: W. Eugene Smith. Zoot Simms, Ronnie Free, Pending (Smith's cat). Sax, drums, piano, trumpet. No bass ("Where's Hal Bigler, get a bass player up here") "Un poco loco" mentioned. Monk tune played. Vaudeville or circus style music on both I/5 and II/2. Several songs attempted and quiet talk. Photographer talk includes mention of Dave Bailey. Track 5 is monumental Smith reading of his monologue The Walk to Paradise Garden. This is a separate recording at the end of the reel.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0023
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0024
Reel 14, 1960 January 29

Note 1: Drums: Ron Free then Roy Haynes; Sax: Zoot Sims; Bass: Eddie Dehaas, (Bill Takas, who leaves during track I/2); I/3 "It had to be you" I/4 lots of musician talk with microphones mentioned. "I never saw so many mics" "After You've Gone" Roy Haynes enters the room during this song and is acknowledged. More talk. Roy Haynes announced at "batterie" (drums) at beginning of II/2 then into "Indian Summer on track II/3. Eddie, Ronnie, Freddie, Joey, David Young (absent) Lars (Bagge?), baseball and Philadelphia all mentioned in conversation. "Avalon" played on II/5. Vanguard mentioned in context of Roy Haynes and Eddie Dehaas on track six. Ends with "In a Mellow Tone".

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0025
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0026
Reel 15, 1960 January 29

Note 1: Overlaps with reel 6. This reel has superior sound quality. Lots of good discernable dialogue. I). Includes: hot dog talk, Crazy Otto reference, Horace Silver song talk, barrelhouse style piano flourish by Brookmeyer, "I picked that up from Mose Allison" "Now let's hear a Ray Charles record" II). Includes: Django Reinhardt story. Bass, drums, sax song and then Ray Charles record/song "Hallelujah, I love her so".

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0027
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0028
Reel 16, 1960 January 30

Note 1: Overlaps with reel 219. Good dialogue. Bass, trombone: Bob Brookmeyer, drums: Ron Free. Begins bass and trombone, then adds piano and drums at end of track I/1. I/2 dialogue includes: Mike Norris, Basin Street East Dave Brubeck opening band story. Song discussion goes into tune. Dialogue "Dave mentioned" Valve trombonist Eddie Miller mentioned. on II/1 (Friend of Al Levitt's) Talking and playing with drop out for 20 seconds from II/5 4:08=4:28. "3 minutes after 3" (in the morning)

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0029
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0030
Reel 17, 1960 March 11

Note 1: "A truly MASS session" Warne Marsh, Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Ronnie Free, Peter Ind Brookmeyer, Lin Haliday, Bill Takas Bass, Dick Scott?. Music and talking with one female voice evident. I/4 Something "in the piano". I?5 "Bye Bye Blackbird"

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0031
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0032
Reel 18, undated

Note 1: Overlaps with reel 17 starting on II/2 ("something in the piano"). At Dave Young's and featuring players from the following group: Warne Marsh, Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Ronnie Free, Peter Ind, Bob Brookmeyer, Lin Haliday, Bill Takas Bass, Dick Scott. These players referenced by name or voice: Zoot, Brookmeyer, Halliday, McKenna (Pepper Adams identified by sax sound) I/1and 2 lots of talk "Anybody got any...whiskey?" "You'll have to go upstairs." on I/2 Zoot Sims "play some minor blues with the bridge and then some major blues." I/3 great tune, humming and loud horn interjection. II/1 begins with weird tape sound into cacophonic passages of jazz then talk repeats from overlapping cd. something in piano, tuning joke with glass, "ain't nobody in the world got a cap like that", microphones, spectators on II/4

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0033
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0034
Reel 19, 1961 April 25

Note 1: April 25, 1961. Freddie Redd - Tenor, Don Ferrara - trumpet, Al Reese (Neese)-trumpet, Ronnie Free - drums; Technical trouble end of first track and flip side. I is a mix of talking and playing with good dialogue on I/4. I/5 ends before song is over. II/1: good music continuation from other side. 2. several sacophones warming up into song. 3. Important dialogue by Zoot Sims relating to jazz, Birdland, Bob Pile, Jimmy Garrison, John Bunch and Bob (drummer). W. Eugene Smith, Hal, Tony, Oliver, (Pat Scanlon, not there) Great talk about music and New York banter. Meniond of Dave Garraway show taping "tomorrow". Female voice, perhaps Jean Cunningham, pianist. Many voices into piano led group song. More talk and piano discussion (tune and key talk). going back and forth with music and playing on CD I. Moe of the same continued on cdII with interesitng tune on track 3 (2 songs) ends with weird overdub sound. V/1 Features scat sinign with bass "Indiana scat?" "yeah, John""Steve Swallow, the bass player"

Compact disc 01 of 05
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0035
Compact disc 02 of 05
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0036
Compact disc 03 of 05
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0037
Compact disc 04 of 05
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0038
Compact disc 05 of 05
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0039
Reel 20, undated

Note 1: Trumpets - Eardley, Ferrara, Neese and (?); Saxes - Zoot & Konitz; Piano - Bunic?; Drums - Levitt & (?); Bass - ?. I. 1. trumpet work with talking and clapping amidst song. Bass solo. Well played. II. 1. "All the things you are' 2. tune talk with female voice. 3. cuts off mid song. CD II repeats some of Reel 19.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0040
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0041
Reel 21, 1959 December 25, 1960 January 01

Note 1: Christmas or more likely New Year Party. Banjo player is Danny Barker. Several tunes by party band after banjo song with bits of dialogue interspersed. 3. Banjo talk 5. Jumping jazz tune 6. Lots of talking. Roswell Rudd id. "Howie" Marlena (song), Perry Cuomo record played? "Jimmy" ...ends with talking continued over "Back Home Again in Indiana"

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0042
Reel 22, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton's studio. Musicians include Jimmy Raney, Zoot Sims, 2 piano players (Eddie Costa and Hall Overton), Henry Grimes, Eddie Costa. Trumpet. Bob, Jimmy. CDI 1. Hot blues track with phone ringing at end 2. Bowed bass and talking "cigarette in your mouth" into 3. Lady is a tramp 4. Willow weep for me" ? after short talking. CDII 1. Music 2. Dialogue with someone walking in. 3. You stepped out of a dream" 4. talk ad piano 5. into song "Ray" (could be Jimmy Raney 6. dialogue (quiet) with footsteps "Hey Eddie (Costa) play the good piano"

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0043
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0044
Reel 23, [circa 1959]

Note 1: Hall Overton's studio. Thelonious Monk and Hall Overton transcribing and arranging a song. Street noise through window. Kid or kids in background are audible. Very important interchanges of Monk and Hall arranging for the Thelonious Monk big band throughout.

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0045
Reel 24, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton's studio. Thelonious Monk and Hall Overton transcribing and arranging "Little Rootie Tootie" 1. Great discussion, Bob Decelle hinted in room. Joking and arrangement broad strokes. 2. Record making process described by Monk. "Everybody playing in unison, just the drummer's swinging" 3. horns discussed "this way they dig it" 4. discussion of not scoring arrangement for drummer (Monk's idea) record discussed vs. new arrangement. "If you just get the melody, I'll get the chorus."

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0046
Reel 25, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton's studio. Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, W. Eugene Smith. CD I. Multiple people in room. Begins with Smith talking "Albert" "George" (sound check lasts one and a half minutes). "Photographer's" Phone rings. Talking about and arranging "Little Rootie Tootie" " straight through, just like the record" to "Monk's Mood" on track 2. ongoing talking, playing arranging. Overton plays so Monk can listen to arrangement. CDII Continued arranging and talk with piano. Dancing audible. Bass players discussed. 2. Great discussion varies. 3. Smith and Overton Photography discussion. 4. Scheduling talk and photography and music discussion until end of tape/cd. (Monk on radio NYC 92nd Street Y performance)

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0047
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0048
Reel 26, 1959 January

Note 1: Thelonious Monk big band rehearsing. Songs: Friday the 13th and Little Rootie Tootie. W. Eugene Smith present (laughter on track 2 of CD I) Full band playing sections on each track of each cd. CD II/ 3: Monk talking "I'll play the whole song 4. Singing along with the chorus at times "Yeah, solid." at end.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0049
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0050
Reel 28, undated

Note 1: CD I. excerpts in this order Reel 24, track 3; 24, track 4; from Reel 23 then on track 2 Reel 24, track 2. CDII 1. track 2 is the same as track one from Reel 24, but 20 seconds behind in the time. 3. this is from Tape 24 track one with new material starting at the 7:38 mark 4. This is from Reel 25, cd1, track one.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0051
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0052
Reel 29, undated

Note 1: WCBS Radio on CD I. includes Porgy and Bess by Gershwin for first 5 tracks. Then Saturday night radio dick Nowell with some music from Newport Jazz Festival 8-9 pm. CD II WCBS continued. 9pm news. Nixon vs. Khrushchev. July 4. back to Mitch Miller hosting 6th annual Newport Jazz Festival broadcast . George Shearing. Teddy Wilson...Dizzy Gillespie. CD III cont'd on track one with Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond. End of show. Track 2 is Monk and Overton from tape 23 with kids audible and Monk's footsteps. Same with track 3: "you had 2 different ideas" "2 ways to hear that line the way you were playing it."

Compact disc 01 of 03
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0053
Compact disc 02 of 03
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0054
Compact disc 03 of 03
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0055
Reel 30, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton and Thelonious Monk arranging in Hall's studio. Repeats from Reel 25 on CDI, II< and the beginning of III (ends 5 minutes into III/1) CDI/1: "funny note in there, sounds alright though" Pacing is audible. Also music from another room or a recording is playing. CDII/2 New content with Teddy Charles and (probably) Calvin Albert, nicknamed "the werewolf" and a young woman. Piano accompaniment and readings from Rabelais's "Gargantua and Pantegruel" Improvisation on the text as well. III/3 contains parody of broadcast "Off the Record" Interview of Hall Overton. "Good ship lollipop" performed and another song sung by the woman in the room.

Compact disc 01 of 03
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0056
Compact disc 02 of 03
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0057
Compact disc 03 of 03
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0058
Reel 31, 1959 February 27

Note 1: CDI begins with music that overlaps with tape # 109, 26. then goes into rehearsal with Monk , band, Overton, and Smith. I/3 Monk: "I'll play the whole thing" then solo piano intro . Repetitions of songs broken into sections for rehearsal. CDII continues stopping and starting of the song. Some Monk singing on track 3 that fades out. II/4 fades into a song. Smith's laughter at 5:00. More singing just as on track 3 by Monk. a new song begins on track g with Hall directing the practice. Addressing Charlie Rouse. Some people leaving at the end of this tape.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0059
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 1
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0060
Reel 32, 1959 February 26-27

Note 1: 2/26 and 27/59. Thelonious Monk big band rehearsing. Hall Overton's there in his studio. Begins with Friday the 13th discussion. Rehearsed and then discussed between Overton, Hall, and musician. I/3 is sped up talking. From TV or radio (Kool-aid commercial begins CDII. Back to rehearsal on II/2 at regular speed. "Friday the 13th" Rehearsing parts and binging in instruments one by one (trombone, trumpet) Monk demonstrating on piano. Then repetition with the whole band on onto new song (Crepuscule with Nellie)

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0061
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0062
Reel 33, 1959 February 27

Note 1: 2/27/59 Rehearsal of Thelonious Monk big band. Repetition of passages. Monk sopping and starting the tune. Also playing and talking on track 3. Track five back to Friday the 13th that stops and goes into a discussion. Then back into song on 6. "That was very good"

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0063
Reel 34, 1959 February 26

Note 1: 2/26/59 Rehearsal of Monk big band. Hall Overton and Monk lead. Piano intro into "Crepuscule with Nellie" "Monk, before we go on, lets go over some of this." Repetition of song by entire band on each track. Stops on track 5 for a discussion. Trumpet playing with Monk. Then playing a section then Monk singles out John burd "Don(ald) Byrd - don't play too loud, you dig, don't play so loud so you sound like you playin' by yourself, hear?"

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0064
Reel 35, 1959 February 26

Note 1: 2/26/59. Rehearsal of Monk big band with Hall Overton, in Overton's studio. Hall Overton directing repetitious rehearsal. Monk at piano. Ends with musicians leaving at end of rehearsal.

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0065
Reel 36, 1959 February 27

Note 1: Monk big band rehearsal. Begins with "a five minute break" Alto sax plays over casual conversations. "Monk talking and horn getting louder. Jules Colomby mentioned by Monk: "Where Jules at?" also "Ossie Ossie" (Ossie Davis?) W. Eugene Smith's voice. Tracks 2-10 is radio, the Symphony Sid Show. Includes radio of Brubeck, Art Blakey ("Ya Ya" from Orgy in Rhythm album) Pennies from heaven and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I/11 is a small party with candid talk between Gene, Hall, and another (Bob Decelle??) regarding drinking and drugs. CD II is a recording of a midwife graduation ceremony.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0066
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0067
Reel 37, 1959 February 27

Note 1: 2/26/59. Rehearsal of Monk big band with Hall Overton, in Overton's studio. Begins with Monk saying "hold on, I play 6 bars then you come in, you dig?" Then repeats song. I/5 has Monk singing melody. II/1 more of the some II/2 ends with "you forgot all about the melody" (Monk) 3. ends with "that was my goof" 4. ends with trumpet soloing.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0068
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0069
Reel 38, undated

Note 1: WCBS Radio. "Look Up and Live" episode called "The Protest, Part II" and next week part three with Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, and David Amram. Then tape speeds up during art show discussion of Gauguin.

Compact disc 01 of 01
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0070
Reel 39, 1959

Note 1: CD I. Track 1. Piano, female singer, Teddy Charles, Eugene Smith. Very quiet recording. I/2 cuts back to Monk big band rehearsal. Hall Overton's. Cuts to recorded radio on I/5. WABC. Radio includes commercial for Silver Cup Bread and Frank Sinatra "I'm gonna live until I die" Also Arthur Lyman, Marty Robbins. CDII/2 goes back to Monk rehearsal recording through II/7 2:48. Hall Overton?? Michigan story same grouping as at beginning of this reel.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0071
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0072
Reel 40, 1960 March 26

Note 1: 3/26/60. Eddie Costa, piano; Ronnie Free, Hall Overton, Bill Takas. Norelco recorder. Mostly music with tiny bits of dialogue in between songs. Good playing. CD I: "Stablemates" 2. "If I were a bell" 3. Blues 4. "Off Minor". Costa on 1 and 2. After 2nd song "Hall come on over here and play some, have a sit" Overton responds: "I like it the way it is." Overton definitely plays the Monk tune on track 4. CD II begins with "Our love is here to stay" and then switches to sped up radio on 2. Monday at midnight show. WOR?

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0073
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0074
Reel 41, 1960 March 26

Note 1: 3/26/60. Same group as reel 40, same night on CDI. CDII: One track of silence. Track 2 piano and bass meandering and incidental comment until some Piano, bass, drums. 2. "Off Minor" 3. "Just You, Just Me" 4. Baubles, Bangles, and Beads", deliberate playing. (All with Overton on piano) ends with sung melody and further tune discussion.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0075
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0076
Reel 42, 1960 March 26

Note 1: 3/26/60. Hall Overton (1-4) and Eddie Costa, piano I/5-II/end; Ronnie Free, drums; Bill Takas, bass. CDI: 1. Garbled tune 2. song comes back in, ends with chatter 3. Piano improvisation, not a song 4. Standard "Autumn Leaves" 5. "All the Things You Are" (continued on) CDII: 1. "All the things you are" with tune discussion following 2. Two pianos noodling towards the song, ""It seems I've heard that song before" (title) sparse" 3. Stella by Starlight

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0077
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0078
Reel 43, 1960 March 26

Note 1: 3/26/60. Ronnie Free, drums; Bill Takas, bass; Hall Overton, Eddie Costa, piano. CD I. 1. "Autumn Leaves" (overlaps with other reel) end comments include "...go home and go to sleep." 2. Conversation with "Eddie" away from mic. Tune starts at beginning and again at 6:15 mark. "Round Midnight" and then "All the things you are" 3. repeats Reel 42 cd1 track 3.

Compact disc 01 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0079
Compact disc 02 of 02
Box 2
Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0080
Reel 44, 1960 January

Note 1: Eddie Costa, piano; Ronnie Free, drums; Bill Takas, bass; Freddie Greenwell, sax; CDI: 1. Blues with piano, bass, drums only. "Fred's on his way up the stairs" "Yeah, I just saw him on 34th Street." 2. Same tune with Greenwell playing sax 3. Same again, teaching the tune. "12 bar" "traditional blues" CDII 1. "coffee" "Star Eyes" great music and then talk. 2. "Like Someone in Love" good music 3. short, all small talk.

Compact disc 01 of 02
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Audio-reel RL10012-CD-0081
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Reel 45, 1960 January

Note 1: January 1960.Freddie Redd and other musicians. W. Eugene Smith. CDI: 1. Music and talk 2. Party noise, talking and playing. Trumpet sax, drums piano "Ros" (Roswell Rudd) "going to get a little drink" 3. All right "Ron" . 4. Party noise and talking. Smith to "Dave" "Hey Dave, why don't you get your piano...let's all go downstairs and ..that big Baldwin piano" "we're going to carry it." "brand new Baldwin" "Bill" "Larry" (Pierce? Shustak?) CDII: 1. starts midsong 2. Piano and talk. "that's my cat" 2 pianos?, bongo drums? 3. Maniacal W. Eugene Smith rambling with bongo drum accompaniment

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Reel 46, 1960 January

Note 1: January 1960. Freddie Redd - tenor,(Ira?) Jackson , Ronnie Free (drums), Al Neese - trumpet, Don Ferrara - trumpet; "many trumpets." CDI 1. Midsong. "Lover Come back to me" humming pianist. 2. same 3. lots of post song talk CDII 1. starts midsong, someone enters at 4:20 ends with dialog and some trumpet 2. Another song

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Reel 47, 1959 December 25, 1960 January 01

Note 1: New Years 1959-60. Overlaps with Reels 20, 21, 45, 59, and 60. Danny Barker, banjo. Freddie Redd with band. "Sam (Parkins)" "Dick, Don, Roswell Rudd", all mentioned at party. CDI 1. Danny Barker on banjo. 2 and 3. Piano into swinging party song 4. Lots of talking "Oh, that's Ellington" 5. Record at party "Big Joe Turner" 6. Band plays song 7. Slower band song with audible conversation in background 8. More talking and playing including "Ros(well Rudd)" addressed and "Sam" (Parkins) mentioned.

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Reel 48, 1960 September

Note 1: September 1960. Freddie Redd, Gil Coggins, Ronnie Free, Dudley Watson, Zoot Sims. CDI includes lots of incomplete songs, improvisation and talking. Coffee cup. Freddy Redd's sick cat. "I'm getting ready to go across next door, my little kitten is sick" CDII Midsong, Oleo with Zoot Sims on tenor sax. Trumpet solo. 2. Sizzling tune with Zoot 3. talking and playing. Gil Coggins describes tune.

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Reel 49, 1960 February 19

Note 1: 2/19/1960. Freddie Greenwell, Joe Lopes, Joey Massters, Willie Thomas, Art Mardigan, Norman Diamond. W. Eugene Smith. 1. Song in progress and then banter about the tune. Mardigan, Massters, and Lopes introductions. At 4 minutes in, there is a discussion or recording technique. 2. Microphone discussion. Placement on phone books starting on track 2 by W. Eugene Smith. Willie Thomas and Smith converse. 3. New song. stops for song discussion. 4. Another song with talking in background.

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Reel 50, 1960 February 19

Note 1: Same personnel as Reel 49. (same date as Reel 49?) "Panic Session" CD I 1.Midsong 2. Smith wisecrack, banter, song 3. song, nice trumpet, talk at end includes looking for drinking water. 4. "Freddy" start and restarts with tempo and later melody discussion. 5. "Bob" CDII 1. Song continued. 2. Good song 3. Pat and Willie discuss music and the song at length. " Car outside" Joey, Eddy, and Cecil all mentioned.

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Reel 51, undated

Note 1: CD I Jazz songs and conversation. Joey Massters and Hall Overton playing and saying goodnight. Massters at the Towncrest or Congress club. 1. "Time on my Hands" 2. drum solo and "My Little Swede Shoes" fragments 3. Weird discussion of time and space. Long late night talk. CDII. Late night talk continued with some tape interference. CDIII Radio. Frank Lloyd Wright interview. WGBH-FM-Boston, airing on WNYC. 3. includes BBC war content, George Bernard Shaw, more Frank Lloyd Wright and Beethoven's music.

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Reel 52, 1960 March 11

Note 1: 3/11/60. Hall Overton, Paul Bley, Ronnie Free, Freddie Greenwell. W. Eugene Smith 1. Midsong talking. 2. New song "Cherokee" 3. blues with sax added by Greenwell. 4. "These Foolish Things" 5. "Darn that Dream" "Gene, where are the paper towels?"

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Reel 53, [circa 1960]

Note 1: Nehama Hendel, singer; Ronnie Free, drummer. Paul Bley, piano on II. I. Includes short Danny K radio and then female voice in loft asking Ronnie Free about coffee. "East Virginia Blues" "John Henry" "Summertime (scat)" , reference to tape on 3, and several more folk and jazz songs as improvised by Free and Hendel. Ends with classical music on radio. II More radio piano symphony until 4. Beethoven and Back by Vienna Philharmonic announced. QXR Lond Listening Booth 2:30 Sundays . III. sped up broadcast. 2. back to loft on this track and track 4 piano, singer drum and bass, frantic. some talking. and playing "Sunny Side of the Street"

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Reel 54, 1960 February

Note 1: February 1960. Ronnie Free, drums; Freddy Greenwell, sax. W. Eugene Smith. CDI. Lots of great talking and working through tunes. "Misty" "Oleo" . 6. "Anyone seen an old Leica around" "there's a few on the table here" "Now remember, you're supposed to stay on this side of the stereo." Don Byas referenced. CDII. Drop out of left side sound suggests a stereo recording of sax and drums. 2. Bird calls by Greenwell 3. "Henry" and the "cow that jumped over the moon." "What's that, Tito Puente?" More music and then Eugene Smith interjects and conducts a sound check: "You can stop now, no matter how inspired you are." Ends with humorous version of the William Tell Overture.

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Reel 55, 1960

Note 1: Ronnie Free, drums. Freddie Greenwell, sax. W. Eugene Smith, Ted Runge, George Orick talking. CD 1. Free and Greenwell as well as Al the cat. Playing and restarting. Some good playing "This is anohter fine mess you got us into" (Laurel and Hardy reference). 3. schmaltzy song into good song. Food talk. and then Ronnie Free keeps playing the drums. Volume 2 CD1 Some loft room, street, radio noise with occasional talk audible, more talk on track 3. CD2 More loft sound continued. With kids and loud cats on track 2. Eugene and woman on 3. "Anything show up" after cymbal sounds. (Could mean that playing was for soundcheck of reel to reel recorder). "Bill" "Bill Bailey" (real Bill or mere expression). Eugene Smith, Larry (Shustak?), George Orick, Ted Runge, Harold Feinstein (mentioned) Great tape of people in Smiths's studio with Smith upstairs or in other room. Lots of photography talk, impersonations, arguments with person who comes in for key to other studio. Pittsburgh. Eastman House. Steichen. 30th Street Studio (Smith's) key discussion. Dave, Fred, Johnny, Brunhilda (cat) CDV. "Ronnie, did that check come today?" Cat. "any canned goods back there Ronnie?" CDVI: Ronnie Free, Freddie Greenwell. Good playing . "Dave, where's the Graflex?" "John Cage" (comparison with funny playing. More jamming and repetitions, "Avalon"

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Reel 56, 1960 February

Note 1: Ronnie Free, Sonny Dallas, Don Ferrara, Eugene Smith. (Dudley Watson?) CDI. Great talk: Pot, Max Roach, Birdland, drugs, "24 going on 12" (Free's age) drummers. Smith. "Don" "Dudley" Calling Sal (Mosca), upstairs. Smith photogrphery talk and Sonnny Dallas calling musician. "That little red headed kid playing drums." "Joey Massters< joe Lopes" Willie Thomas. Birdland story. Dud Powell and Half onote talk, including about Lena Horne. CDII. Good talk, continued. Tristano, "Morris running errands for me" Piano: "This is Dick Cary's" "Joe, left about ten minutes ago." "I met him downstairs" (Freddy Greenwell) "Do you know where Joey lives next door?" Other lofts. Lennie Tristano. Pet's place. "never a scene, just go play."CDIII talk continued. Car story. Sonny. Souoth Carolina, Sonny's horn. "joey just got home and his wife isn't feeling well. Talking about Smith's loft. . Dudley and Ron there. "Don Ferrara's got a pretty good wig, eh Gene?" , going out for beer. "put anohter pill in the slot. CDIV: more talking Joey playing piano. Ronnie. NO playing.

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Reel 57, 1960 March 11

Note 1: Same day as reel 52. Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Fred Greenwell. Solid music. Learning Monk tune. Eugene Smith: "Three times I tried to record you and each time it louses it up." "I'll see you later, Fred"

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Reel 58, 1960 March 07, 1960 March 11

Note 1: Same day as 52, 57. Free, Overton, Greenwell. Moe Monk tunes. Smith: "(Play) As time goes by"

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Reel 59, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Fred Greenwell. Monk tunes and related talk. Some tape and volume changes (by Smith and machine). Reflections, Monk's Mood, Criss-Cross, instruction and talk on four "How are the tapes you made upstairs?" "Some of these are better than the record he's playing better (up) there." 5. "Friday the 13th" good Overton piano solo. "2pm (or 3pm) Thursday, (sidemen rehearsal)"

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Reel 60, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Lin Halliday, (Fred Greenwell?) 1. Midsong ("Too close for comfort") with piano over music talk. 2. Piano goes into son with restart, song ("Baubles, bangles, and beads"), more talk 3. New song "In Your Own Sweet Way"

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Reel 61, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Fred Greenwell, and Lin Halliday. Same night as Reel 60. 1. "Jeepers Creepers" with tune talk. 2. good song. 3. playing and talking "should've kept my mouthpiece" tune includes reference to "All Blues" and " You stepped out of a dream" 4. "Friday the 13th "When Monk does it I'm sure he did it different every time he did it, you know. In fact, when he was... he couldn't even remember it himself... old record." 5. good tune "Lin" "Groovin' High" 6. (Sonny Rollins composition?)

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Reel 62, 1960 March 11

Note 1: Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Fred Greenwell. W. Eugene Smith. 1. midsong then "let's play a duet" 2. piano and sax 3. piano, bass, drums 4. same as previous song. Stop and repeat after "that's terrible" "What time you got Gene?" "quarter of nine"

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Reel 63, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Lin Halliday. CDI 1. midsong with background talk. 2. talk with piano and drum chatter, quiet talk and song cut off by end of reel. CDII midsong and more of the same ends with shaky Monk tune.

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Reel 64, 1960 March 11

Note 1: 3/11/60. Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Fred Greenwell. 1. midsong 2. some volume adjustment during song 3. cuts out and microphone sounds during well mannered song 4. "Nice work if you can get it" 5. song 6. song 7 "Bye-ya" (Monk tune) best of session?

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Reel 65, 1960 March 15

Note 1: 3/15/1960. Dave Frishberg, piano; Dave McKenna, piano; Bill Takas, bass; Fred Greenwell, sax; Ronnie Free, drums; CD1. midsong "Another fine mess" catchphrase (again). 2. "Indian Summer" ends with laughter and talk 3. bass and piano riff over background talk 3. "that's why I love that song" "play that tune" "let's play it, c'mon" "that's it, same sax player" "takes the pressure off" "Tomorrow you'll be a new man, Wilbur Ware better skip town." [Ends cold] 4. [Tape picks up midsong] good playing (McKenna?) "It's a loud bass" " We play 2 tunes, the trio plays 2 tunes, I can't play with these guys at all" ... "What's his phone umber clark" ... more talk. picks up with different dialogu. " Yeah Gene, she'd get out on the fuckin' steps and it , she was particularly nervous." [end] CDII 1. midsong. ends. "taking some pictures" " you guys are...never take a break." 2. good song "that's anohter fine mess you've gotten us into' "get you ass back in there and sit down." "Nick's is above 14th street, no Nick's is in..." "How'd I sound, Dave?" 3. "It had to be you" "Happy New year" (joke) " joking comments " voices to music, ends midsong.

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Reel 66, 1960 March 15

Note 1: 3/15/1960. Overlaps with Reel 65. Same content as previous reel with short section of talking before that's original material.

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Reel 67, 1960 March 15

Note 1: 3/15/1960. Mainly playing with little talk. Evidence of Smith adjusting volume (active listening). Dave Frishberg, Dave McKenna, Bill Takas, Fred Greenwell, Ronnie Free. CDI switches to different recorder/recording at 9:51. standard session. CDII 1. quiet talk, volume up by Smith "Drink a beer" 2. well played 3. same 4 and 5 both good with same good piano and same type of laughter from other 3/15/60 recordings. "Time"

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Reel 68, 1960 March 15

Note 1: 3/15/1960. Dave Frishberg, piano; Dave McKenna, piano; Bill Takas, bass; Fred Greenwell, sax; Ronnie Free, drums. CDI 1. standard. 2. Lot's of talk: "Bill" "Bob" "Billy Strayhorn (mentioned)" -Upper Manhattan building used as the name of one of his songs. 3. More Strayhorn discussion "Baubles bangles and beads" "Freddie" McKenna with Bobby Hackett" 4. Hackett story 5. "Dave Frishberg, on piano" meets "Dave McKenna" 6. more music talk and bass plays into song on 7. CDII 1. midsong tune ends then talk of Dick Cary and the song "Stranger in Paradise" and mention of 34th Street. 2. Great tune. 3. more talking into great tune that gets cut off by end of tape

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Reel 69, undated

Note 1: CDI. Piano sax drum of Hall Overton, Fred Greenwell, and Ronnie Free with song talk into song. 2. New song 3. good song into " here's an ashtray here's se this" Smith on track 3. "what time is it?" (police radio bleeds into audio, as picked up by wires) CDII more music and talk with Gene Smith talking and joking on track 4. two more songs on 5 and 6.

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Reel 70, undated

Note 1: Bill Takas, bass; Fred Greenwell, sax; Ronnie Free, drums; Sam 'Leroy' Parkins, clarinet. Smith wrote "good for demo" CDI. 1. drum and clarinet 2. "well that happens to be the only weapon I have with me because I leave all my other horns on the job" "Benny Goodman (mentioned)" Woman's voice. Parkins" "Greek or Armenian band, cat with a "C" clarinet..." discussion. Bartok referenced. 3. "I should have my tenor, I can't make tempo on the clarinet" More drums and clarinet. Drums, clarinet duet. Sax present. 4. duet again with voices in background. More of same ending in talk with Eugene Smith's voice: "gotta have all this done before Wednesday night" CDII 1. silence 2. drum bass sax, good song. 3. "Too close for comfort" ends with quite talk.

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Reel 71, 1960 March 13

Note 1: Ronnie Free, Hall Overton, female student. W. Eugene Smith. Piano, drum, sax on cd II. CDI: 1. Loft sound from street, stairs, room, radio. Smith puttering around. Female voice. Piano and female singing. Piano lesson. Volume up at 27 min. mark. "Freddy Redd" "the Connection" Smith talks to cat, Pending. CDII. (Repeat of piano drum sax session. "hold out 'til Monday " Goodnight Joey (Massters?)", 2. New recording starts with Nehama trumpet piano and bass. "Where's Gerry?" "He's still out of town" beer. "I gotta go look at my record up there" Woman/Nehama: "Listen man, if you're going to get me a beer would you also get me a pack of cigarettes?" 6. Radio and background.

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Reel 72, undated

Note 1: Ronnie Free, drums; Don Ferrara, trumpet. Jackie (sp?) and W. Eugene Smith. 1. Drumming and trumpet, in and out. 2. Talk. "Jackie" Smith: "I mean I have to prove these are amateur tapes" 3. Well played drum, bass trumpet. 4. music and Smith: "Why don't you play one more thing so I can change this tape." 5. More of same, "Hey, do you know Benny Gerard (sp?)"

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Reel 73, 1960 February 24-25

Note 1: Ronnie Free, drums; Fred Greenwell, sax. 1. midsong drum and sax, birdcall noises and talking 2. "Ain't it the truth" tune played 3. Faster song "Great great great" 4. working on song "Joe Lopes and I almost played it the other night, almost" More talk as tape cuts out.

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Reel 74, undated

Note 1: Ronnie Free, Dudley Watson, Don Ferrara. Mostly talking. W. Eugene Smith. CDI short music before long conversation. Smith raises recording volume. Included talk about Hall Overton, Dave Young, Wilbur and Sidney DeParis, Ronnie Free, 3. Piano then more music one song after another. More talk on 12. New York City and financial talk. 13. Music business. Dudley Watson talking. Music and living. CD II. 1. More music and talking repeating discussion from CD1, sound clearer. CDIII More talk including discussion of many musicians, race, music, Charlie Parker. 2-4. Music. 5. Smith discussing photos and cataloguing with Tom, assistant. "This is Jim Hall's guitar?" Lots of good loft talk and more continued playing of music. CDIV. 1. Continued talk with same crew of Smith plus musicians Food, butterstrip, milkshakes. coffee. Musicians who might be able to jam.

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Reel 75, 1960 February 16-17

Note 1: Ronnie Free, drums; Fred Greenwell, sax; Race Newton, piano; Smith wrote "moving session in my place" 2/ 16 and 17/ 1960. 1. Talk and playing. 2. Mic discussion. More talk and playing. 3. talk "Are you Greenwell?" 4.music 5. "Hey Freddie, How's this part go" "Close your eyes" (tune) More playing and working on tunes until end.

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Reel 76, 1960 January 23

Note 1: (overlaps with Reel 46 on tracks 3, 4) Drum and sax. "Gary" (Hawkins, drummer) playing and talking. Dialogue about music. 2. "Boy I sure would like to hear that fuckin' tape man, I'd like to hear myself play" More tape talks. Smith chimes in before take jumps to repeat of 46. 5. is from same session as 46 but new material not on that reel. CDII. Great jam session with poor sound. Evidence of Smith toying with sound. Track 2 is "Stella by Starlight':

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Reel 77, 1960 July

Note 1: Hall Overton, piano; Ronnie Free, drums; Gerry Mulligan?, sax, Gerry Segal, Lou Orensteen?, sax, Jimmy Raney, guitar. W. Eugene Smith present on CDII. CDI 1. Piano and music talk. "Jack" beer. 2. playing and working through tune 3. same, with more talk "Gerry/Jerry" 4. "Deep night" 5. talk. references Ornette Coleman and Bartok, loft piano. 6. "In a Sentimental Mood" CDII 1. "speak low" with trumpet and guitar. 2. many horns and solos "Lou" going to 46 East Side. 3. "Jackie , bob Phil Chris" all mentioned. 3. Piano, classical piece . More songs and talk "Ronnie" mentioned on 6.

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Reel 78, [circa 1960] February 18-19

Note 1: Ronnie Free, Dudley Watson, Don Ferrara. Mostly talking. W. Eugene Smith. Overlaps with Reel 74. Minor talk and pot smoking until repetition from 74 on track 2 at 2:18 "you think I studied all those years with Buddy Rich for nothing?"

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Reel 79, 1960 March 03, 1960 March 13

Note 1: 3/3/60. Hall Overton, Ronnie Free, Fred Greenwell. CDI. 1. "Caravan" (bad sound right channel) 2., 3. working song out with piano and sax. 4. "St. James Infirmary and quite talk Repeats Reel 77 at track 5. 6. "very bad imitation of Errol Garner" CDII More talking and playing "Hello Gerry/Jerry" and "I don't know where that ending came from"

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Reel 80, 1960 July 16

Note 1: 7/16/1960. Paul Bley, piano; Fred Greenwell, sax; Gary Hawkins, drums; Jimmy Knepper, valve trombone. 1. midsong with police radio interference. 2. "Hey there (tune)" "Ever played 5 o'clock whistle?" 3. "Oleo" 4. After you've gone" All great musical content.

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Reel 81, 1960 July 16

Note 1: 7/16/1960. Paul Bley, piano; Fred Greenwell, sax; Gary Hawkins, drums; Jimmy Knepper, valve trombone.1. Stompin' at the Savoy" 2. "On Green Dolphin Street" 3. "Straight, No Chaser" 4. " It's all right with me" tape ends before song ends.

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Reel 82, 1960 March 11-12, 1960 July 16

Note 1: 3/11/60. Hall Overton, Paul Bley, Ronnie Free, Freddie Greenwell. W. Eugene Smith 1. Midsong talking. 2. New song "Cherokee" 3. blues with sax added by Greenwell. 4. "These Foolish Things" 5. "Darn that Dream" "Gene, where are the paper towels?" (overlaps with Reel 52)

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Reel 83, undated

Note 1: Freddie Redd, Hal Bigler, Gary Hawkins, Fred Greenwell, Al Neese, Joe Gandi??. CDI 1. midsong. Great playing with voices talking in the back ground. Several saxes during song and riffing after. 2. "Just the way you are" "How about this, Reddy?" Duet sax and piano into song, tape ends before song. CDII 1. continued from other side "Just the way you are" 2. Radio interference to "Lady is a tramp" tune talk 3. "Birdland" 4. More talk and "Bye Bye Blackbird"

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Reel 84, 1960 May 15

Note 1: 5/15/60. Joey Massters, piano; Gary Hawkins, drums; Hal Bigler, bass. W. Eugene Smith sings. Smith wrote "First attempt at long reach from lower place to Dave's." Monk tune played . Standard jams. 4. W. Eugene Smith sings with piano and accordion? Crazy improvisation and a flute or similar instrument joins. 5. Laughter and switching instruments as tape ends. 6. silence and sped up tape (in loft)

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Reel 85, 1960 May 31-June 01

Note 1: 5/31-6/1/60. Gary Hawkins, drums; Steve Swallow, bass; Race Newton, piano; Joe Lopes, sax. CDI 1. Swallow, Newton, Lopes all introduced after 2 songs played prior to recording. Long songs and short talk. Mention of "weed", trombone player. CDII Playing and talking. "Gary Stuart" mentioned (Mingus tenor sax player) More songs, including scat singing and "Oleo" CDIII playing and talking. "Gary" "It's open late" "out of drummers...get him in here." mention of "Dave Young" who's not there and Joey Lopes, who is. CDIV. More talking and playing "Stablemates" More than on horn player.

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Reel 86, 1960 July 08

Note 1: 7/8/60. W. Eugene Smith. Joe Farrell, trumpet; Freddy Greenwell, sax; Joey Massters, piano. Gus, Chris, and Kenny, also named. CDI 1. Smith adjusts volume as musicians talk "I got to get up early and split tomorrow, I gotta leave." More banter and 2. humming the tune for sax, bass, drums, piano. "Marty " mentioned "Gary" mentioned. 3. Blues in b-flat played 4. Chris to long island? Kenny mentioned. Ends with slow ballad. CDII 1. More playing and talking into tune. 2. (Piano) "Got a nice sound but I don't dig the action." "Play one more" "...sun coming in and everything." 3. "Kenny" "Dick" "Jimmy" "Gary" all deciding whether or not to keep playing. Ends with "Gary, has Gene seen this?" with stereo on in background.

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Reel 87, 1960 May 19-20

Note 1: 5/19-20/60. Lars Bagge, Henry Grimes, bass; Gary Hawkins, drums; Fred Greenwell, sax; Manny Duran, trumpet. 1. midsong "Who could ask for anything more?" 2. good tune 3. (tape dropout) starts midsong "I was on my way to school" (banter) 4. Drawn out tune. Female voice in room. 5. Another tune.

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Reel 88, 1960 May 25

Note 1: 5/25/60. Ed Livingston, drums; Manny Duran, trumpet; Al Neese; Jean Cunningham, piano; Henry Grimes, bass. Jean Cunningham's voice. Smith adjusting recording levels. Tune talk. Good playing Possibly Al Neese at session. CDII 3. Monk tune.

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Reel 89, 1960 September 21

Note 1: 9/21/60 Lin Halliday, sax; Lou Orensteen, sax; Warren Fitzgerald, trumpet, Ronnie Free, drums; Hal Bigler, bass; Songs: Valse Hot, Autumn Leaves, Pent Up House. CDII features jazz guitar "very good gentlemen, very good indeed, and indeed it was very good" Radio in background. "Lou" different session or a different time that night?

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Reel 90, 1960 September 21

Note 1: 9/21/60. Lin Halliday, sax; Lou Orensteen, sax; Warren Fitzgerald, trumpet, Ronnie Free, drums; Hal Bigler, bass. CDI. 1. " I sure as hell can't find Warren..How you doin' Hal?" "OK, you Lou?" "where's all the drummers?" 2. Sax and piano into full group song with trumpet. " Billy Strayhorn mentioned as is Sonny Rollins. "Hey Lou Orensteen, I think I seen you with Sonny Dallas, you got a tune?" Female voice responds with a name? 3. Song starts. Good playing. CDII 1. silence 2. sax starts tune, less together.

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Reel 91, 1960 September 21

Note 1: 9/21/1960 Lin Halliday, sax; Lou Orensteen, sax; Warren Fitzgerald, trumpet, Ronnie Free, drums; Hal Bigler, bass. 1. Radio song, female voice "I wanna be thrilled" interrupted by 2. Midsong: Trumpet, drum, guitar, sax, bass. 3. Same song with volume change after dropout 4. Bass and trumpet with talking. "Ronnie?" "You know Jimmy" "...way to get in touch with him?" "You could get in touch with Sonny" "Too late, somebody else" "Somewhere Over The Rainbow's all it is" 5. (Sonny Rollins tune) 6. drums start song then group, cuts out midsong 7. Back to (same) radio song then repetition of tracks 2 and 3 on 8 and 9.

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Reel 92, 1960 September 21

Note 1: September 21, 1960. Radio broadcast midsong "Ornette Coleman along with Don cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins on drums." Billy Whitfield, guest radio host. Then Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross "Everybody's Boppin'" , cuts to John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Red Garland.

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Reel 93, 1959 December, 1960 January

Note 1: December 1959 or January 1960. Steve Lacy, sax; guitar, bass, drum, piano. Bill? Zoot Sims? CDI 1. Midsong. Great sax, with bass drum piano. "What'd you stop for?" "You changed the territory." "I Got Rhythm" "Bill" 2. Good tune and talk "Steve Lacy" and quiet talk. 3. Song with "You don't' take a break for a couple of minutes" "C'mon, take a break at least, get myself together 'cause I still wanna play." 4. Saxophone exercises and talk "beautiful singer...I don't know she sounded pretty though." "make your own patterns by just tuning the picture out." "...got another tune to do." song fades on tape as it begins. CDII 1. song obscured by tape condition 2. midtrack song Piano, bass, drum sax, guitar. then "Oh yes, I'm gonna go home again." " Avalon, you know Avalon? You know that?" "Anybody get some coffee?" 3,4,5, more songs and talk. Sound of cork popping.

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Reel 94, undated

Note 1: Trumpet, piano, bass, drums, saxes. CDI 1. Sped up talk into midsong. Talking about next song. Humming melody of next tune. 2. Tune, good playing. Same tune talk about: 3. Drum leads into another good tune with trumpet solo. "Gerry" or "Jerry" addressed. "It could happen to you" 4. Group plays tune together, with several horns. Tape ends before song. CDII 1. More playing with lots of background voices. Good music and piano. "Autumn Leaves" 2. Gentler tune, ends with applause 3. Many instruments warm up into tune. Trails off before song gets going.

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Reel 95, 1960 May 27-28

Note 1: Warren Fitzgerald, Manny Duran, trumpet; Henry Grimes, bass; Gary Hawkins, drums; Freddy Greenwell, sax.

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Reel 96, 1959

Note 1: Summer 1959. Joey Massters and Buddy Blacklock on piano. Gary Hawkins on drums. CDI. 1. Lots of dialogue. Names mentioned (there): Joe, Chuck, Gary, Ed.Names mentioned, (not there): Manny?, Sonny?, Dave Young, Buddy Berlin (Albequerque), Gene Galloway (gig), Sal Salvador (gig) . W. Eugene Smith voice and evidence of changing sound levels on recorder. End of session talk about next session, gigs past present and future. 2. song with bass drums piano. 3. Bass, piano, and drums join 4. Monk tune? 5. Talk: "fatigued" "Pell Mell, why, because they're mild" "get the tape going" "What's the next one, Henry?" "There you go, get your picture took" 6. Song 7. Piano: "squeaky pedal" Pianist working through tune and talking. "Old Joe from where?" "One little twister there straightened me out" "just a pictoral one" (Smith) "Can we have a little bit of that, Gene?" CDII 1. Dave McKenna at piano. Classical and spare with barrelhouse blue flourish. Joined by second pianist and other voice "Shit, hey don't lose that." 2. More barrelhouse piano in response to comment 2 Pianos playing and discussing. "tape's rolling" "beer?" W. Eugene Smith talking during "St. James Infirmary" and "China Boy" 3. Piano plays until tape end.

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Reel 97, 1961 August

Note 1: August 1961. Lin Halliday, sax; Warren Fitzgerald, trumpet; Manny Duran, trumpet; others. CDI 1. Midsong with several solos. Long song. "Let's play some tunes, like, uh, more conducive to relaxing." "get together and just swing" Working out tune. 2. Snapping out rhythm into tune. Trombone in mix. "If __ wants to come play..." CDII (W. Eugene Smith adjusting recording volume for conversation) 1. "Straight street" "Don't remind Halliday of that one, man." "Anybody got a rag, look what you did man." "Kids, now" (Jimmy spilled something on the piano) "Fred" "Warren" 2. "Manny" "Warren" More music talk and talk about how the piano keys are sticky because Jimmy spilled something on them. Rag, Hall or Paul, Lin. " No, I just wanted to change something on the scores real quick." More talking until 3. Tune.

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Reel 98, 1963 May

Note 1: May 1963. Don Ellis group rehearsal. W. Eugene Smith adjusting volume on recorder. Names of participants include: Don, John, Barre Phillips?, Martin Eagle, Frank, Dave, Mike, Female singer. 1. Long discussion of music, jazz, improvisation. Rehearsal and composition. Phone rings for Jimmy in the other room. Stair step noises. 2. Further discussion. "like Monk" Rehearsing parts and with full band. Shows discussed. Multiple contributors to compositions. 4. Song followed by Don Ellis and others talking's about specific tunes.

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Reel 99, 1963 May

Note 1: May 1963. Don Ellis group rehearsal. (For Speakeasy (club) show across from Village Gate) W. Eugene Smith adjusting volume on final track. Names mentioned include Don, Doug, Jimmy, Frank, Joe, Ray, Paul, Dave, Fred, Tom, Female voice. 1. Counting and talking under song, midsong. Discussion and 2 . Repetition of song. 3. More rehearsal followed by discussion. 4. Same with "Jimmy, do you think we could get in around 8 o'clock to get his drums, or will it be closed up?" Jimmy: "If you take it now it'd be better because I still have to make tonight." 5. Use of piano for discussion purposes. (Pregnancy talk from previous track continues: Yoga, Lamaz, Midwife) People leaving the rehearsal evident "Just got back from Paris" Don and others talking about music and continuing with piano as tape runs out.

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Reel 100, 1963 May

Note 1: May 1963. Don Ellis, W. Eugene Smith (voice), Jimmy Stevenson, loft cats. Other names mentioned include: Ken, Lisa (singer), Garnett (oboe or clarinet), Joe (Farrell, his composition), Doug, John, Ken) CDI Tacks 1 and 2 have poor sound. Rehearsing music with police scanner pickup, cat sounds. 3. Volume and clarity are fixed (by Smith?) on track 3. 3. Discussion regarding score. Oboe mentioned and Lisa is addressed. 4. Tune 5. "Discussion 6. Tune 7. Discussion of actual playing, rehearsal style. Tunes: "Mt. Olive" "Grapeshot"

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Reel 101, 1963 May

Note 1: May 1963. Don Ellis rehearsal. Don Ellis, (W. Eugene Smith in room with Al Most, his cat), Lisa, Jim, Don, Joe, Garrett, Warren, Ken/Tim, John, Jimmy Stevenson, Stan, Barre Phillips. Mentioned in conversation: The Speakeasy (opposite the Village Gate), Ron, Miles, Lee Davis (artist), Ed Shaughnessy, Ronnie Bedford, Pee Wee Russell, WNCN . CDI 1 Song rehearsed. 2. Improvisational experiment/exercise description. 3. Executing #2's idea 4. "OK, just before you guys came in we did a free thing that was pretty wild..." 5. Repetition of "free thing" 6. Discussing Speakeasy gig across from the Village Gate. Riffing over voices: piano, oboe, flute. CDII 1. police radio (pageboy) with street and loft cat sounds. Stops just after footsteps sound (approaching recorder?) 2. Restarted recording. Kid's or woman singing in background.

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Reel 102, [circa 1960] April 23

Note 1: April (23rd). CDI Talk radio broadcast: O'Leary, Detroit, C. William Hall question. Cuban story at 11:00 Mr. Kepler. Gene Smith's I'll never buy Pittsburgh:, layout, photography. CDII Jazz recorded from radio: 1. Joe Williams with Count Basie, "Amazing Love" 2. Monk "Friday the 13th" piano and big band followed by applause 3. Round Midnight, Eddie Andrew 4. Radio piano with vibes 5. Billie Holliday, "Foggy Day in Londontowne" 6. Miles Davis "It ain't necessarily so" 7. Mingus and talking 8. the blues walked in 9. Peter Gunn 11. Ella? 12. Instrumental

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Reel 103, 1963, 1964 May-June

Note 1: May or June, 1964? Or late 1963? Hall Overton, Thelonious Monk, Phil (Woods), Steve (Lacy), Stan, Starts with rehearsal and ends with casual conversation by all in loft. Phone rings on track 6. Alan Lomax discussion. Porpoises and human talk. Sax and piano riff in background.

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Reel 104, 1963 June 20

Note 1: WCBS Television drama, Shakespeare Anthony and Cleopatra. Thelonious Monk Quartet with Hall Overton at the New School. Band. Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlap, drums. CDI begins with drumming section of Anthony and Cleopatra. CDII Play continues until audience applause and WCBS-TV announcement made. Perry Mason to return the next Thursday at regular time. The Nurses next on channel two. Then The Nurses show begins just before tape ends. CDIII Anthony and Cleopatra end of Act I, station ID, beginning of Act II. CDIV Thelonious Monk TV presentation on Channel 13. Baldwin, MLK, Malcolm X presentation "role of the Negro in American" Then Art of the Film.

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Reel 105, undated

Note 1: Hall Overton leading Thelonious Monk big band rehearsal. 1. "Monk, you wanna play along with 'em on this one?" "Four and one" (Tune) Piano with band. 2. "Monk's Mood" "Monk plays a full chorus" 3. Full band on tune with quiet comment at end.

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Reel 106, 1963, 1964

Note 1: Thelonious Monk big band rehearsing. Monk, Charlie, Phil, Overton. Very audible Monk footsteps, pacing. "Little Rootie Tootie" Monk talking over music, practice led by Overton. Monk on 2: "Just come in any way you want, you dig?" and "Don't forget to take your music home, 'stan?" (followed by laughter)

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Reel 107, 1964 June 04

Note 1: June 4, 1964. Thelonious Monk big band rehearsing in loft. CDI 1. Town Hall comment. Full band rehearsing song. W. Eugene Smith adjusting levels. Phone rings. Monk enters and toothpick talk and joking. Rehearsal and banter continues on 2 and 3. CDII 1. "Who wants coffee?" 2. Full band playing. Tape sound improves on this track.

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Reel 108, 1964 June 04

Note 1: Hall Overton with Monk big band, Thelonious Monk. Thad Jones referenced. 1. Full band with Overton and Monk directing: "That's what you want, right Monk?" "these arae the only two rehearsals we're gonna have" -Overton. Phone rings. Monk's feet. Monk jokes "...does that make it easier for you, Thad?"

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Reel 109, 1964 June 04

Note 1: June 4, 1964. Thelonious Monk big band rehearsing in loft. Monk, Hall Overton, Thad Jones. "Little Rootie Tootie" (tune) 1. Full band practicing. Monk entering, Hall Overton leading rehearsal: "Everybody hold the last note, fade out, that's what you want, right Monk?"...Monk " Sound like that thing on the comic book...know what I'm talking about?" (imitates sound) Overton "These are the only two rehearsals we're gonna have...working on basically three scores...last time Monk did all the playing." Monk and Overton directing rehearsal. Monk joke: "Does that make it easier for you, Thad?" tape ends just before they "take it from the top."

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Reel 110, 1964 June 06, 1964 June 10

Note 1: June 6 or 10, 1964. Thelonious Monk big band in loft. Jules Colomby, Hall Overton, Monk, W. Eugene Smith, James "Spanky" Debrest (Gwendolyn Debrest), Ben Riley, others. CDI 1. Musicians arriving and talking, Hall Overton's voice mention of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center. Cats, "ten 'til two", rain. "See you Monk, tonight at seven." James Debrest calling his wife. "Jules going up to Carnegie Hall, now." 2. Spanky Debrest. Eugene Smith. "Did Eugene get recordings of this morning?,...I'd like to hear those, too." Hall Overton gets phone call. "...actually it went very well, Monk seems to be in good spirits..." 3. Cold switch to radio or TV sped up. CDII 1. Sonny Bernstein rehearsal. Sean Adams. Channel 7 call in show.

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Reel 111, 1964 June 04

Note 1: Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, (White Rose Bar), Spanky Debrest. Mentioned: Martin (Williams the writer?), Lalo Schifrin, Jack (radio?), Ed Weinstock, White Rose, Tracey or (Steve) Lacey, White Rose Bar. 1. whole band rehearsing midsong 2. End of rehearsal, final rehearsal. Talk of White Rose, and Lalo Schiffrin, cigarettes, King Cole, Jack DJ, Ed Weinstock, Saturday morning at 10, Martin leaves phone rings, more piano and sax.

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Reel 112, 1959

Note 1: 1959. Thelonious Monk, Hall Overton, W. Eugene Smith, Carole Thomas, Lou (Draper?), CDI 1. Monk plays piano. Overton and Monk arranging and transcribing. 2. Same 3. Arranging 4. Playing tune for arranging 5. "Joe" Lots of dialogue. Arranging. Discussion of which tunes to arrange and rehearsal. "We got enough to start, three arrangements." "One song at a time" "One a day" "I think we accomplished something tonight." "Saturday I teach all day but Saturday evening..." (If we do just one tune a day...)

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Reel 113, 1963, 1964

Note 1: CDI. 1. Monk's music played on sax and piano with background voices. Hallway mic picks up clamoring of footsteps. Smith and cat talking. Knock on door. Keys heard upstairs and footsteps back down. More hallway noise and talking "Back up to Hall Overton's with all this shit?" More footsteps of people leaving. CDII Continued hallway noise. Footsteps, piano, and radio in background. Beach Boys, Irma Thomas, Elis Presley, footsteps going up to radio room. CDIII Sped up radio includes Ansel Adams on "The Photographic Image," opera. CDIV Opera continued. "The Black Ships (Kurofune) by Yamada on WBAI-NYC with Tokyo symphony orchestra and Novi.

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Reel 114, 1963 December 15

Note 1: December 15, 1963. "No Monk" "Band subs" Rehearsal for Thelonious Monk big band by Hall Overton. Orchestra subs suggests the band was playing for Overton's arranging. CDI 1. Hall Overton . Mic in hallway picks up Eugene Smith's voice an footsteps. Rehearsing band. 2. Hall Overton leads band through passages. Repetition. 3. People in hallway and Overton leading rehearsal. 4. Smith on stairs talking Female voice. talking about "Steve" and "Rob" Kleenex mentioned., Phone "Hello Lynn/Lin" "Joe will know and he'll let you know." CDII 1. continued big band direction and tuning led by Overton 2. "before we get all completely ragged out the concert is next Monday a week from today. Rehearsal talk and scheduling. 3. More rehearsal, phrase by phrase.

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Reel 115, 1963 December 23

Note 1: December 23, 1963. Hall Overton, Thelonious Monk, Nick (Travis), Eddie (Bert), Rest of Big band?. CDI 1. Overton leads rehearsal. Repetitions of passages. 2. "Nick" and "Eddie" working on specific passage. Thelonious Monk arrives: "It took me an hour and a half to get here" "You got the chorus?" (solo record) . Continued rehearsal. 3. Concert tempo, then taking score from "L". Monk's foot audible. Smith audible. More repetitions (from "J") 4. Continued rehearsal of specific passages CDII 1.

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Reel 116, 1963 January 05

Note 1: January 5, 1962. W. Eugene Smith, Freddy Redd, Hall (and Nancy?) Overton, Tom, Lou, Jimmy, Ronnie, Paul, Pending (cat), Brunehilda (cat) CDI 1. Smith and other. "That's what you like about me, right Lou?" "Nancy's coat" 2. "Oh, I'm supposed to go to Tennessee on Friday." $1,500 from Tennessee, asks for $500. "I was taking pictures of Thelonious" Official photographer, Monk at piano mentioned. "Never get a divorce, just live indifferently." (talking to Freddy Redd) "I like to walk in the fog and the rain...Usually when I'm in a strange city I spend the whole night just walking around." Smith story about making a recording of Hall Overton playing Monk's "Friday the 13th" with Ronnie Free and Fred Greenwell when his cat walks through and Greenwell stops and switches the song to "As Time Goes By" Refers again to cats and the tape recorder(s). 3. Kitten or cat book by Smith alluded to as potention project. "Dave's cat...went off across the rooftops when I couldn't feed her." Cat story. Then photography layout talk by W. Eugene. Giving away prints. Pills. Women, war photography. Radio turned on. Pending addressed. CDII Important W. Eugene Smith extended rave to Freddy Redd, different tape sound 2. Back to regular tape sound. Pending talk. "Portable tape recorder for Japan trip, in portable attache case." Comparing cat in heat to himself in the Pacific, WWII. 3. Room noises. Smith footsteps, and addressing Pending.

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Reel 117, 1963 January 04

Note 1: January 4, 1964. Roland Kirk, Paul Bley, Jay Cameron, Edgar Bateman, Eddie Dehaas. Jimmy's apartment. Other names mentioned. CDI 1. Musicians talking. Roland Kirk's club talk. Mention of Booker Ervin, Don Cherry, WTFM, travel to London, Paris, LA, "Jimmy's fiddle" "Hugh" and listed musicians by first name. Then sax and piano warm up. Music talk. Bob James mentioned as good pianist. "here, take my book" 2. Tune Saxes, bass, drums. 3. Same with great sax passages (again, but less spare) 4. Monk song played but sound drops out at end of tape before song ends. CDII 1. Drum solo midsong to end. 2. Sax bass drum 3. sax leads song Roland Kirk trademark circular breathing "Paul asked to play piano and finally joins in at end of song. . Roland Kirk describing the passage up into the loft "We'll wait until after the session to hit you, Roland."

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Reel 118, 1963 September

Note 1: Piano, bass, drum, (at least) 2 saxophone players. Eddie Listengart, W. Eugene Smith adjusts controls. Two microphones 1. Gary (Hawkins), Sonny Clark still at 11th Street. "How long you live there?" "Let's see, about a year, I guess. Where's Sonny living now?" "Oh yeah, I know the tune you're talking about, 'Minority' let's do that." 2 . Tune 'Minority' Solid playing bass player singings during solo. Solid. Tape ends before song. CDII 1. Conversation about drugs. Eddie getting out of military service by drinking cough syrup and beer. Sax riffing intermittantly. 2. More talk Smith raising volume again. "So you gonna take all your horns with you. " Two trips. Stairway mic picks up stair and street noise. Woman's voice. 3. Mention of Elvin Jones. "Comon Hank, let's go" "He's playing a tune, man." Smith mentioned. Woman "He's downstairs." Important microphone and tape recorder discussion. Mention by Smith of Notre Dame in mic discussion. Camera referenced. "Plastic surgery" discussed on the radio. Mention of getting some sleep. Photo talk ("You got that spotting stuff?") Smith? humming and playing piano.

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Reel 119, 1964 January

Note 1: January, 1964. Roland Kirk, Paul Bley, Jay Cameron, Jimmy Stevenson. Edgar Bateman, Eddie Dehaas. CD I 1. Tune in progress. To Kirk after: "Is that something new, that slide?" 2. "Hey, you seen a green cap down there?" Kirk warming up on saxophones. "Eddie Dehaas, Edgar Bateman." Calling musicians to play. 3. Tune played, every good. Ends with long Kirk note on sax. 4. Sax riffs, quiet conversation. Into tune. Tape ends before song does. CDII 1. In middle of drum solo to song end. 2. Talking and playing. With piano this time, Paul Bley. Tune talk with Bley and Kirk 3. Dual saxes into tune with great playing. Tape ends before song.

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Reel 120, 1963 January 16, 1964 January

Note 1: January, 1964. Roland Kirk, Paul Bley, Jay Cameron, Jimmy Stevenson. Edgar Bateman, Eddie Dehaas. CD I 1. Kirk and Bley warming up. Into tune. 2. Bass solo as part of same song then all instruments 3. New tune with piano and talking CDII 1. Quickly into Kirk playing multiple saxophones 2. Same song as one but tracked at whistling sounds made by Kirk. Ends with quiet talk. 3. Song continues. Ends with talking" You folks don't drive..." "No, we walk" into ballad, "Sweet and lovely" that is cut off by end of tape.

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Reel 121, 1964 January

Note 1: January, 1964. Roland Kirk, Paul Bley, Henry Grimes and Jimmy Stevenson present. CDI 1. "It never entered my mind" (tune quoted by Kirk on sax) 2. "Sweet and Lovely" 3. "Autumn in New York" - tune (doesn't overlap, whereas 1. and 2. do with previous reel) CDII 1. Continuation of previous tune. Lots of talking. Names. Roland Kirk wants to open a club. Discussion of theater basement across from Five Spot as prospective club. 2. Conversation continued. Bowery Lane Theater. Microphones adjusted by Smith. Bowed bass by Henry Grimes in background. 4. Everyone leaving. Goodnights and thank you.

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Reel 122, 1963 December, 1964 January

Note 1: Dec 1963 or Jan 1964. Tandberg recorder. Roland Kirk, Paul Bley, Jay Cameron, Eddie Dehaas. (Saxes, piano, sax, bass). Edgar Bateman, drums. CDI 1. Kirk talking about opening a club 2. Kirk talks more "Ornette's tune" Overlap with 121 2/2 #3. 3. Overlap of 2/2 of 121 "how's about if Eddie grabs your tenor?" "Roland" "Frank Sinatra" story "Hoboken, New Jersey." "Dave Pike" "Edgar, how're we going to manage all this stuff" "Jim, he's the brains." "Dave" Woman's voice: "I want to tell him how beautiful he plays, but..." W. Eugene Smith: "Alright people, get the hell outta here, will ya." 4. Smith in room with cats, radio, maybe female (talking to her or cats away from mics) CDII 1. continued Smith in room with radio. talking in stairway and footsteps leaving CDIII 1. Doors, stairs, cars, voices, cat, spray can "Gene, what's that smell here, is there a smell?" "Yeah, I was spraying some stuff" CDIV 1. Room noise and radio starway noise 2. Jimmy Stevenson on bass and pianist talking over music 3. Ballad with bss and piano 4. More music talk.

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Reel 123, 1963 December

Note 1: Dec 1963. Eddie Listengart, Ira Jackson. Jimmy Stevenson. One track. Lot's of talking, primarily between Listengart and Jackson. W. Eugene Smith raises recorder volume at the beginning. Jazz, Charlie Parker and others, Monk ping pong, James Moody, Marcello Piras, Race (Uncle Tom and Kubrick's The Killing scene)

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Reel 124, 1963 December, 1964 January

Note 1: Dec 1963 or January 1964. W. Eugene Smith in room, talking. CDI 1. Bass, drums, piano. Midsong. Alcohol or photographic chemicals discussed. 2. Another trio tune with restart. 3. "Gene" and "Eugene" (Smith) addressed by musicians. Small talk. Microphones discussed and described "they don't have that many in record studios." "They went out to get some coffee." Eddie, George, coffee, Christmas, Iclealand, "juice" (all mentioned). Saxophone joins in with more quiet talk. 4. Piano over tlak and into song with sax, bass drums, piano. 5. "Warne" or "Warren" addresssed. SMITH interjects over the conversation to more the microphone and reccorder audibly on the tape. CDII 1. Smith talking again about the recording equipment and process in detail then goes into bass, drums, sax, piano song continued from previous side 2. Talk under sax riffing. "Hey, what chord do you play in that, Eddie?", trumpet, "Pete", "I don't know the lyrics, man." More talking after long tune with several solos.

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Reel 125, 1963 August 07

Note 1: August 7, 1963. Wendell Harrison - Tenor, Paul Plummer - Tenor; Don Cherry - Trumpet, Jim Stevenson Jr - Bass, Earl McKinney-d. Tandberg and 2 AKG 19C mics. Overlaps with Reel 175, CDII. Ray McKinney on bass, according to Jimmy Stevenson. CDI 1. Midsong. Monk tune. Don Cherry plays piano. 2. Tune is "There will come a time" Cherry on trumpet. 3. Talk "solar" "I'm gonna have to split. I gotta go all the way back to (Brooklyn)." CDII 1. Mention of Don Cherry, coming all the way from Brooklyn (denotes CDII being the first side of Reel) Salvador Dali discussed."This is like the one out at the West End Hotel." 2. Gene Smith has drumsticks. Microphones compared to Christmas tree. Musician introductions. 3. Monk tune, Don Cherry on piano? 4. Tune is "Ruby, My Dear" improvised "Why don't you try a little on the piano?" "That's your tune?"5. tune demonstration on piano "Yeah, want to try it?" 6. Full band into tune from previous track. Ends midsong.

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Reel 126, 1963 August 13

Note 1: August 13, 1963. Don Cherry, Eddie, Vinnie Ruggiero, Jimmy Stevenson. (Eddie Listengart?) CDI 1. "Bobby, I put your cymbals on there." "Jimmy is this a different bass?" Tune talk. "Soft as in a morning sunrise." 2. Song starts and restarts. "Play something else" Talk after tune: "I finished all my gin." "Where the hell were you Eddie?" 3. Tune writer demonstrating tune on piano: "You wrote that?" "Yeah." Talk about Charlie Parker and jazz talk. 4. Piano and drums riff with talking "G/Jerry" Someone enters, Paul Plummer. Sal Nistico named as student of Blue Mitchell. "Here the other day" "Haven't picked up the horn in about 4 weeks." 5. Tune is "Scrapple from the apple." Talk afterwards: "If you play piano I'm gonna play the trumpet. You can't play the piano." ...6. Tune until end of tape. CDII 1. Talk includes Eddie, then into "Solar." Jimmy Stevenson talk. 2. Talk includes MIe 3. Into tune talk during music. 4. Warren and Bobby mentioned " Hey Bobby, I want to take a little break" and then into music.

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Reel 127, undated

Note 1: (No container information) Piano, drum, trombone, bass, sax, tenor, two pianists. CDI 1. Room noise, musicians' quiet talk, radio (big band), Frank Patty (lived in Miami for/four years), gigs in Queens, Patrician Hotel, Roberta Sherwood. "Don" "We're gonna rehearse..." 2. Talk continues..."I'd like to rehearse, I haven't played in a month." W. Eugene Smith's typewriter audible during tune by full group. 3. More talk and tunes suggested. "Manny" and "Jimmy" Cigarette and bottle mentioned. 4. Talking into "Like someone in love" with restart of another tune. CDII 1. Loose playing and talking. 2. More talk including musicians and W. Eugene Smith. Walls and railing mentioned. Joe, Jimmy, Steve, Manny all mentioned in conversation. Woman still present. 3. tune ends during bass solo (fly me to the moon, mebbe) CDIII 1. More playing and talking picked up from previous side. Smith's voice. Detroit mentioned. Also, "I've been living here for 2 months and I haven't hardly had a chance to live here." (Some microphone fluctuatiom from Smith's adjustments) 2. More loose music and talking, quiet. CDIV 1. More talk Smith/photographer mentioned. 2. Talk and riffing . 3. Tune ends midsong, quiet mic.

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Reel 128, 1964 January

Note 1: January 1964. Paul Bley, piano; Jimmy Stevenson, bass. (probably same crew as Reel 129 January 4th, featuring Eddie Listengart on piano and trumpet with: Roland Alexander - Tenor, Edgar Batman-drums, Lex Humphries-drums, Ira Jackson-Alto, Jay Cameron-Baritone, James Stevenson-Bass. 1. Piano bass riff with whistling and talking musicians. 2. More talk: Eddie, Roland Jimmy Lenny, (indicates a break in action, not beginning of session) 3. Trumpet and piano riff 4. More talk "Can you imagine living here, Lex?" ..."Why don't you let Paul play it." "Hey Edgar, why don't you play something, man?" 5. Music talk, urging Edgar to play 6. fragmented song, stopped once by musicians and once by tape. 7. same song after tape correction, played well. 8. New tune, played well.

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Reel 129, 1964 January 03

Note 1: January 3, 1964. Roland Alexander - Tenor, Edgar Batman-drums, Lex Humphries-drums, Ira Jackson-Alto, Jay Cameron-Baritone, James Stevenson-Bass. (Paul Bley on piano?) 1. Midsong "Softly as in a morning sunrise" 2. musicians talk "Bateman" Roland tune begins with piano joining (tape drops out) 3. Same song as previous 4. More talk: bath tub and sink referenced before a long slow version of "Night in Tunisia"

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Reel 130, 1964 January 03

Note 1: January 3, 1964. Roland Alexander - Tenor, Edgar Batman-drums, Lex Humphries-drums, Ira Jackson-Alto, Jay Cameron-Baritone, James Stevenson-Bass. (Paul Bley on piano?) . 1. Bass, piano, drums. Midsong. Ends with sax also. 2. Saxes riff. "Wanna play 'Days of Wine and Roses?" "Yeah" into song with saxophones. 3. Break in tape or overlapping recording (begins midsong) 4. Tune and talk: (Smith raises volume) Talking about Monk big band with Woods, Lacy, Allen, Rouse. Eddie Listengart talk also, 5. "Edgar" "Jay" vitamin pills Zeda/Zeta, bass.

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Reel 131, 1964 March 01-02

Note 1: 3/1-2/64. Zoot Simms - Sax, Stevenson, Dick Scott-drums, Warren-bass. Perhaps "C" sharp is also playing; 1 side stereo only and only 2 numbers played on it; 2nd side blank. 1. Talk acoustics of auditorium. Discussing musicians, some to call. Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Raney, "it's close to 3 o'clock" "little stirngs ...see, they got dampers on 'em" 2. riffs Jay Ellito, Joey Lawson's brother. Gig vs. jamming " When you're not working it sure helps you...play different things. " W. Washington St." "10th and South Christopher" Heating discussed. Dave McKenna. Sonny. Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge 3. has the "let's blow one" comment at 11:50. 4. Roy Eldridge and Ronnie Law at a club with belly dancers and strippers. Jimmy Stevenson arrives at door and meets Zoot Sims, bpbby Pilke, Edgar and others Eddie was here is his name Edgar, he left about 2 hours ago. "C#" Ray Starling, Al Baldini, Ralph Ross. Apartment (venue) with velvet curtains. Barbara Russell. Dance Birdland. Half Note w Coltrane. Roger Calloway. Dave Pike. 4. tune ng in clubs. Basie at the Vanguard. "working tomorrow down there at 5. "ya get that, Gene?" "Maridigan up there?" Detroit. Marion DeVito. Kenny Crimson, also. dexadrine. Bennies. John Schmidt, Al Haig. C# and wife /Shofreka?/ (Vinnie Burke and Dick Scott referenced) Jimmy Stevenson tuned the loft piano. McPhartlands 6. Minor blues (tune played)

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Reel 132, undated

Note 1: Same as August 13, 1963 personnel(?). Don Cherry, Eddie, Vinnie Ruggiero, Jimmy Stevenson. (Eddie Listengart?). CDI 1. Midsong. Steve, Paul, Jimmy Stevenson. "Stay open all night,? Oh yeah. Coffee someplace." Brueghel mentioned. Alan Brogdan, Bill Carron, Tom Weyburn, Steve Swallow noise in the hallway. Hallway mic on. CDII 1. Midsong bass, drums piano. "Who the fuck sat on my hat? Man, what the fuck is that shit?!" 2. Talk with Smith raising and lowering volume to accommodate. Mike, Bob, Birdland, Eddie. "Get happy" (tune) 3. Playing a tune in loft vs. going to Birdland 4. Tune talk "Give me the book, Donald." 5. Birdland mentioned again as well as chick in loft photograph?? Tommy Weyburn story. Photo discussion (about "that chick") and stairway mics utilized by Gene Smith.

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Reel 133, 1964 April 07

Note 1: April 7, 1964. Chris Swenson-stubby valve trombone; Joe Farro, -Tenor sax; Dave-Alto Sax; Joe Hunt-drums; Jimmy Stevenson-Bass; Chick Corea-piano; and A George. CDI 1. Riffs into song drum bass piano sax 2. Riffing longer song "Joe" 3. Riffs over voices "Jimmy" "ed??" CDII 1. Talking and riffing Eddie, Chick, Joe Hunt, Dave, Joe, Pete Yellin???. 2. Piano and drum 3. Nice tune 4. Riffs and talk "Eddie" 5. Good tune 6. Riffing and talk. Packing up CDIII 1. Continued riffing and talking after session. "I gotta make a phone call, I might be going up Park Avenue." 2. "I hate this fucking piano" "Oh it's terrible." Bass and piano continue to riff. Stair mic picks up leaving sounds 3. Street sounds then tape speeds up and Smith? audible.

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Reel 134, 1964 January

Note 1: January 1964. Jeremy Steig, flute; Warren Bernhardt, piano; Jimmy Stevenson, bass; drums by John?. Judy present. Smith in building, listening. CDI 1. Othello on radio CDII 1. pSed up voices and street noise. Drum, piano, CDIII 1. More street noise CDIV 1. John and Jimmy in loft. "Oh shit I have to go home to my girl, she hates this stuff." Radio and voices, door and footsteps noises. "North Coast Jazz Quartet" 2. Cont'd room noises and piano audible CDV 1. Door and hall noises. Distant music.

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Reel 135, 1964 January

Note 1: January 1964. Jeremy Steig, flute; Warren Bernhardt, piano; Jimmy Stevenson, bass; drums by John?. Judy present. Smith in building, listening. CDI 1. Piano with background singing, drummer using brushes, bass. 2. Talk. Bass players, jazz musicians. "piano tuner coming at 2 o'clock" 3. Music talk. Also: Warren Bernhardt in Guadalajara country club. Drug discussion. It's morning, about 9 o'clock. 3. Piano with talk: "My dad used to do that for a living - silent movies." Also: "I'll grow claws, a little while ago I thought I had claws." (Eliot, Proufrock referenced) 4. Talk: Eliot's Wasteland, painting, coffee, smell from "Smitty",. drugs, working with Paul Winter, orange juice. Money for coffee. . John addressed (drummer). 5. John to get coffee. Barbara Stanwyck in Angle Eyes, "There's a cutrate rate florist down there." Peyote mentioned. CDII 1. Warren Bernhardt meets Eugene Smith. Phone call Jimmy. "How old are you Gene "45" "Play some dexadrine" "You always turn off all the lights, I can't take pictures in the dark." (Smith to Stevenson) 2. Piano and Judy back with coffee from outside 3. "got any Mantovani" 4. "I think I broke a string, Dave." into a blues piano bass drums 5. riffing, ends before tune gets underway. CDIII 1. Piano, bass, drum. "Why don't we call..." 2. Talk about Jeremy Steig. Columbia record. Father working for New Yorker (cartoonist). Judy and John. 3. Judy: "I'll sing" slow ballad 4. tune and talk. Bill Evans mentioned by Berhhardt. 5. John and Jeremy enter: "Jeremy brought us a present." New song with flute.

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Reel 136, 1964 January

Note 1: January 1964. Warren Bernhardt, piano; John, drums; Jeremy Steig, flute; Jimmy Stevenson, bass; Judy, present. W. Eugene Smith in and around loft. CDI 1. Midsong, piano, flute, bass drums. Smith adjusts mic levels. 2. Talk. Othello. Judy addressed. Talking and playing. "Dark as a dungeon." CDII 1. Riffing and talking. "Quick, get stoned man" "12 hours" Jeremy Steig plays flute with strange techniques (like Roland Kirk) 2. "Willow weep for me" and brief talk, about flute. 3. good tune, from this session 4. Talk. Leaving. Chopsticks on piano. "I drank all that scotch" Music and situational talk "more tired out because you slept"

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Reel 137, 1964 January

Note 1: January 1964. CDI 1. Piano drums sax trumpet. Talk about trumpeters. Freddie Hubbard, Ritchie Williams, Miles and Diz. Latin song. "Ronny" "Marty" 2. Same tune. "Lenny" "Woody" 3. New tune 4. restart stop drum solo 5. rehearsing "Paul" 6. tune rehearsed and score discussion 7. Full tune 8. talk CDII 1. horns play and talk. Arrangements and rehearsal discussed. 2. New tune and discussion "Billy Brooks" W. Eugene Smith is right channel talking to female (Carole?) Pete, Gene "Yale heavy duty padlock" 3. Talk: Houdini, percocet, police, C#, Charlie Fox rehearsal key protocol. W. Eugene Smith arguing with Jimmy Stevenson. Mention of Will Forbes and Ruth Fetske. Important loft history. 4. Discussion continued with Carole. CDIII 1. Sped up tape. Long John Nebel. Restoration of vintage cars. Gene Smith telegraph. 2. LJN 3. LJN 4. Silent CDIV 1. Sped up radio 2. Sped up radio.

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Reel 138, 1964 April 07

Note 1: April 7??, 1964. CDI 1. Academy awards program WBAI. Oscar documentary: "Hollywood and the Stars" 2. Spencer Tracie excerpt. CDII 1. Ban deoderant commercial. Oscar show continued, film clip, race issues, Total cereal commercial. McArthur tribute. CDIII 1. silence 2. Radio show about Harlem housing featuring Reverand O.C. Dempsey. Upper Park Avenue Baptist Church. Mayor of Harlem. WOR fm/am. Smith tuning/changing channels. 3. Lester Smith and the news. School integration, Harlem, Osterman, Cypress, Mississipi, civil rights. WOR RKO 4. Jean Shepherd show. Shepherd singing. Sideman Tony. Talking over Pan-Am commercial. CDIV 1. Jean Shepherd cont'd. 2. Shepherd, cont'd. 3. More poignant monologue digressing from "folk singers". 4. WOR news at eleven.CDV 1. Music in loft: bass, drums, sax, piano, bass. Smith adjusting levels during song. 2. Quiet talk. cigarette lighter sounds. "Tony" "Jimmy" "studio" "Fred's played that though, sounded great." More music including trumpet.

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Reel 139, 1964 April 07

Note 1: April 7, 1964. Jimmy-Bass, Chick Corea-Piano, Joe Hunt-Drums, Joe Farro?-Tenor, Dave-Alto, Chris Swenson-Stubby Valve Trombone, A George??-Above CDI 1. midsong. Bass, drums, piano. 2. Long music talk. Jimmy Stevenson. Detroit, Gary Peacock, drummer Marty. Musician David Young. 3. Music talk continued. Paul, Yusef, Kirk/Kurt, Johnny Griffith, Barry Gordy, Bob Pearson, Quincy, Frank Grant. 4. Tune. Strong playing. Tape ends before song. CDII 1. 1. Bass and drum riff 2. Talk "Pete Rose" Saxophone and music talk: Chick, Jeremy, Denny, Fred Waits, Cecil McBee, Columbia record date, Tony with Jim Hall... 3. Tune or two as one song.

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Reel 140, 1961 April 24

Note 1: April 24, 1961. Music. Piano Movers moving loft piano. W. Eugene Smith. CDI 1. Piano and drums, footsteps on stairs. Smith singing to himself. 2. Similar loft noise. 3. Smith humming and movers arriving up stairs. "two trucks" "I've practically got a path cleared for you." Smith: "Dick's getting it." "You know he got married, didn't you?" (female present, Carole??) Hammering sounds. Carole and Gene "...January 20th, ready to go to Japan." CDII 1. Phil, Bobby, Hal...More moving and talking. Less talk and more work towards end of reel.

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Reel 141, 1961 April 24

Note 1: April 24, 1961. CDI 1. Piano move continued. Mover story about woman building house around piano. "This is the second time we've moved this piano." 4. Movers "Well, we've got enough manpower" Rope, clipboard with bills. Sounds from stairs. CDII 1. Piano move continued. Voices distant. "He's gonna pay the charges, anyway... ping pong tables." Movers leaving. Mostly Gene and Carole talk away from mic(s).

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Reel 142, 1960

Note 1: Spring, 1960. CDI 1. Midsong. Piano, bass, drums, tenor sax. Minimal talk. 2. Piano starts "You (Smith?) the one who does the..." Smith: "I'll help you drink." More quiet talk. 3. More of same and song (cuts off during sax solo) 4. Smith and other. male.

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Reel 143, 1960 July 07

Note 1: 1. Midsong 2. Riffing and talk "Hal" "I'm gonna give Gary" (Break in sound) 3. Tune "like somone in love" quoted. 4. Riffing 5. Fade up of same group, midsong, ends cold. 6. " I wonder if Joe would come out..." grandiose piano with drums. 7. Bass, into a familiar tune. Sound drops out. (Break in sound 8. silence and then garbled room talk. CDII 1. Tune talk with piano and voices. Tape rewind sound. Different pickup at 7:06 (different session?) 2. Song: sax, bass, drum 3. Tune 4. Talk and riffs 5. Riffing into song. Female voice: "C'mon Hal" 6. Begins midsong (could be part of first track session?) CDIII 1. Tune and talk 2. tune, piano bass drums Piano player hums "Hey, why don't we play thta tune you wrote." (piano player wrote it) 3. Playing through tune "That's the chart you use, let's see if I can play it through." 4. Into tune with talk 5. Reworking tune 6. New song with changes spoken and demonstrated. CDIV 1. Tune. Piano, bass, sax, drums 2. Riffing and talk 3. "Like someone in love" 4. Talk "Peter" 5. Tune 6. Talk "It's a nice place you got" (quiet)

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Reel 144, 1960 July 07

Note 1: July 7, 1960. W. Eugene Smith, Ruth Fetske, B. Musicians include Gary/Gerry and Hal/Hall.(Overlaps with Reel 143, CDIII) 1. Midsong: Piano, bass, drum. "Yeah, you should definitely ask him about that, Gary" "He just put that in" 2. Riffing into tune. Talk "Play that thing that you wrote" More tunes and talk. CDII 1. Sped up talk in loft Male and female, Smith and Fetske? Typewriter CDIII 1. More loft with some talk and typing.

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Reel 145, 1961 September 14-15

Note 1: September 14-15, 1961. W. Eugene Smith, Nehama, Carole (other female assistants) 3 Microphones simultaneously, different locations. CDI 1. Piano in studio, NBC radio/tv, "John Henry" by Woodie Gurthrie record. Female voice in this room. "Come all you cowboys" Smith's voice: "looked in the hall or not" 2. New male voice "why don't you go upstairs and wait..." "want me to take them up there?" Smith talking about Jack Daniels. Phone in piano room rings. Smith: "Now all of those are either window projecte or jazz." 3. Smith: cat pics jazz, Brunehilda. "Carole" "maybe a little box of pictures." Stairsteps. Lot's of activity, drums, couple in hallway, Smith. Loft soundz. CDII 1. stairsteps and conversation. drums and piano pone 2. Smith: talking to cat and working. Phone. CDIII 1. More of everything including added horns, trumpet, sax 2. Same with more dialogue. 3. Camera talk and more music CDIV 1. Loft noise continued News show. "wanna get your car tonight?" 2. Sax and trumpet conitnue. Jay Cameron mentioned. "Body and Soul" film on tv. Someone coming over shortly. Drinking gin.

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Reel 146, 1964 March 01-02

Note 1: CDI. 1. Monk's music played on sax and piano with background voices. Hallway mic picks up clamoring of footsteps. Smith and cat talking. Knock on door. Keys heard upstairs and footsteps back down. More hallway noise and talking "Back up to Hall Overton's

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Reel 147, 1961 September 13-14

Note 1: September 13/14, 1961 (Lin Halliday, Smith's notes) CDI 1. Radio interview with WWII and Vietnam talk. POW British soldier? 2. Long John Nebel, different recording. Hypnotist. Mr. W.C. Webster of Bridgeport Connecticut. RKO station identification. 3. Back to war discussion. 4. Gamelan music (recorded, not in loft) 5. Back to cinema. WBAI Dietrich in Black fox as anti war film Program: Film Art with Gideon Bachman. 6. W. Eugene Smith narrative "From the Saigon plant to the Hitachi dock" Strange monologue with strange pitch. 7. Verdi opera Isaac Pinza 1926. CDII 1. Loft noise with occasional cat 2. Sped up play "the Deluge" 3. Robin Hood and the Friar 4. Spoken word piece 11 am/pm 5. Sped up talk show.

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Reel 148, 1964 February

Note 1: February (23?), 1964. Construction for inspectors. Smith and Carole, others. Work on Jimmy Stevenson's space, "dismantling". Multiple mics. CDI 1. Loft noise Jimmy Stevenson, "where's Gene?" Talk includes: structural changes to loft, mics and recording, storage, cats, wiring, jazz, George Washington radio show (at end). CDII 1. George Washington radio show cont'd on WOR ("February 23, 1964") 2. Smith and Carole in loft working JFK Oswald's wife on radio. Gene and Jimmy CDIII 1. Loft work and phone call "821 Sixth Avenue" "I'll probably be on the sixth floor most of the rest of the day." Construction with talk about construction. CDIV 1. Joe, Gene, Carole. More construction and talk. Smith puts a nail through his foot. Iodine. Described by Smith, nursed by Carole. CDV 1. More foot talk. Consturction. Scotch. "I don't know, I think it's Friday" Delivery: "I just got a present from Japan, with a radio no less. " Microphone, case with cover. It can record, right from it's own radio. Money talk. Battery talk "Panasonic uses 12..." Jimmy Stevenon present. "Don't tell me all the instructions are in Japanese! CDVI 1. Continued work with similar cast in different rooms. New person enters looking for Gene, who's working downstairs temporarily.

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Reel 149, 1964 February 28

Note 1: February 28, 1964. W Eugene Smith talks with Cop, neighborhood beat police. CDI 1. Cyrano de Bergerac on radio/TV, ends 2. Shell commercial. Channel 5. Total cereal commercial. 3. News: Sheila McCrae, Vietnamese War, Saturn One, first women to run for presidency, Medgar Evers, Atlanta demonstrations, Congo, Forecast 41 degrees,... 4. Sped up sounds Jazz and possible LJN. CDII 1. Room noise, cats, footsteps 2. Sax and drums recorded. and radio in loft, brief talk. CDIII 1. Sped up radio LJN?? 2. In loft, playback of tape at high speed on recorder with regular speed loft noise. Radio in background. Visit with neighborhood beat cop and W. Eugene Smith. $290 rent. Mention of robber, marijuana in floorboards (past). Specific guy. More loft and police talk with photographic inquiry. Clearly familiar with each other and a friendly visit.

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Reel 150, 1964 April 07

Note 1: Session from April 7, 1964 CDI 1. Tune 2. Talk, long with music, drugs and many topics covered. 3. riffing and music discussion. 4. music and talk. CDII 1. music with talk 2. talk 3. talk 4. Talk: Cecil Taylor, Martin Williams, etc...5. Joe doing Brazilian music beat demo. CDIII 1. Talk and Ben Riley mention 2. Door, Gene Smith 3. Brazilian music 4. Full song 5. Talk.

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Reel 151, 1963 December

Note 1: CDI. 1. Monk's music played on sax and piano with background voices. Hallway mic picks up clamoring of footsteps. Smith and cat talking. Knock on door. Keys heard upstairs and footsteps back down. More hallway noise and talking "Back up to Hall Overton's

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Reel 152, 1963 December

Note 1: December 1963. CDI 1. Midsong. Piano bass drum, voices. Smith interjecting over music 2. Bass solo 3. Back to music in both channels, Smith interrupts again for multiple mic checks. CDII 1. Mic check 2. Normal music 3. Mic checks. 4. Music and Smith 5. Music voices (Paul Bley??) 6. Tune talk.

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Reel 153, 1963 November

Note 1: November 1963. 1. blown levels of tune, Smith adjusts for music musicians talk. " I don't wanna play the piano but I'm gonna." "I've got one half a joint." 2. Tune talk "Jimmy" 3. Ronnie, and others music and talk. Tape drops out 4. Silence to tune. Same group "The cat's on television: Sandy "Play one on your alto." More talk (cat slang for person)

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Reel 154, 1963 September 18

Note 1: September 18, (only?) 1963. CDI 1. vibes, piano, singing, bass, drum 2. C'mon Dino?, stay another 15 minutes." Into tune with vibes, guitar. " Autumn leaves" 3. Harold/Horace? Long song with full compliment of instruments. New song starts before tape ends. CDII 1. Midsong. 2. tune and talk. 3. Tune 4. Quiet talk. 5. riffs and talk 6. tune ends midsong. CDIII 1. Lots of talk. Guitarists jazz It's 2AM. W. Eugene Smith. Maracas. 2. Long John Nebel. WOR. Supernatural conversation. Weegee. naked city Film . Hanery Schraf owns camera stores... CDIV 1. LJN cont'd. Weegee discussed. 2. Record played (radio or loft?) 3. WOR Leica, discussed. Willoughby's discussed US Camera. CDV 1. LJN continued Telegram portion . W. Eugene Smith telegram "Camera" then follow up telegram. CDVI 1. Weird tape noise. 2. Normal speed with sax and drum and then piano. 3. Talk and riffing. Male and female voices.

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Reel 155, 1963 September

Note 1: September 1963. CDI 1. Tune in progress bass, sax, drums, "I'll play piano." Jay 2. Tune talk and riffing. "Happy Birthday" 3. "Let's play 'Stablemates" "Are you out of the picture, Eddie?" Good tune. 4. Talking about Eugene Smith "Why don't you call Ronnie Matthews. 5. Female piano player. Mississippi, "He's in the band I'm in with Eddie." More talk. CDII 1. Midsong 2. Quiet talk. Jean Jay Eddie JC 3. tune 4. Riffs. "With Chico Hamilton, plays like Trane." 5. Tune.

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Reel 156, 1963 December 18

Note 1: W. Eugene Smith sound checking mics and testing recording equipment during jam session. Using microphone in right channel to record comments over the session sound, then switching to both channels (from his apartment?) CDI 1. Midsong piano, drums, bass, horns, "Jim" 2. Smith making comments over in between song talk. "Joe" 3. Smith making multiple checks and interruptions of recording for comment. 4. riffs and voices. 5. Tune, ends midsong. CDII [Smith making comments on each track] 1. Smith explains mics over cont'd tune. 2. More sound checks. 3. Tune with soundchecks. 4. Same with "Joe" "Hahn Halt? from England. (Dave Pearson, Terry Foster) Dick and Al. 5. Sound check over talk.

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Reel 157, 1963

Note 1: 1963. Teddy Charles vibes in background (live or recorded?) People in loft/stairs. CDI 1. Ambience noise from loft includes street, stairs, loft sounds. Music in background. Conversation: "Seven o'clock unless you hear otherwise." Male and female voices. Also, ""Gene" talking to someone on different floor. Smith in loft. CDII 1. Music in background, male and female voices on stairs. Someone arrives, audibly. 2. Everything continued with loud metallic sound on stairs 3. Same 4. Same 5. Footsteps descending.

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Reel 159, 1963 October 23, 1963 October 27

Note 1: Oct 23-1963. Jam with Jay Cameron; David Susskind - Interacial Marriage.. AKG 200KS - track 1; AKG D19C - Track 2; Tandberg; 3 channels used; David Susskind; "Open End" - Interacial Mrriage; + Dialogue; Bob Gloria Algmin (2 children - Dialogue; Bob Gloria Algmin (2 children - young); Richard Joan Prideaux (3 children); Miss Jane Logan; Jay Cameron others; Piano; bass; Sa; No Drums - but brushes; 2nd side some stereo dialogue; 2nd side Track 2 - Blank. Jay Cameron, Bley. CDI 1. Long song, "second chorus of b". 2. Talk. Named: Jay, Ritchie, Bruce, Bob, Ger, C#, John, Jane, Jay. Long discussion: drum brushes, "I hope you bought something tonight, something to smoke." Vinnie Ruggiero named, Chicago Joe Daly, marijuana "roach Piano talk big bsnds. others, "that chick plays nice for sure...Jane Getz" "chick drummer that can play." Female band mentioned. CDII . 1. Talk, long and about music, being a musician****. Also, "Nancy" and "Gene" "Carole" Cats talk, lots of stair noises with Carole and Gene. 2. Radio. Interracial couples. CDIII 1. radio show on interracial couples cont'd. CDIV 1.radio show continued with tangeants to civil rights. Ends with announcedment of "American Arts" with Norman Mailer, Nelson Myers, James T. Farrow. Blank to Channel 11 "Great Music" with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, host Jimy Corry? Ravel, Berlioz, Honnegen?.

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Reel 160, 1964 January

Note 1: January, 1964. Day or two after Peyote Session Jimmy Stevenson, Warren Bernhardt, Judy, W. Eugene Smith. CDI Jimmy and Judy talking very quietly. CDII 1. cotinued conversation. 2. "Is there a place around here?" (Piano so loud showing Smith has raised mic levels to the max) 3. Jimmy and Judy leave. Loft noise, radio, and Smith making noise. Jimmy knocking on Jimmy's door. CDIII 1. More room noise, tv, Smith noise parcel delivery 2. bass tuning and warming up. Warren and Jimmy coversation about many things including Peyote night, Judy, loft musicians, calling Lex and others, TS Eliot Wasteland quoted by Bernhardt. Playing a Denny Zeitlin tune. 3. repeat 4. Stop and talk. A woman joins coversation 5. Moe talk, music based. 6. tune 7. talk 8. new tune. CDIV 1. Jimmy Stevenson playing with Warren Bernhardt. A tune. 2. Bernhardt talking about Bill Evans. 3. More talki, 4. tune talk and playing. 5. More talk: "I like that direction we were going in the other day..." 6. Tune 7. tune talk 8. Tune cuts off CDIV 1. Stevenson and Bernhardt duet continued. 2. Talk. Piano: "If this piano were a voice it'd be just about perect in ? chord, (Bartok piano concierto)" Pot. Names "Laurel Ann Chastain" or Lara Lynn" 3. song, trails off CDV 1. song cont'd "You know "Elsa" that's anohter one he wrote." Knocking at door. 2. Bill Evans talk by Bernhardt, who studies with him. 3. Woman in room to WB "You're quitting smoking' More Bill Evans talk.

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Reel 161, 1964 January

Note 1: January, 1964. Marked "Private". Jimmy Stevenson, Charles DeForest (singer). Sandy Stevenson on telephone. W. Eugen Smith (piano and voice). CDI 1. Playing tune, piano: "Who wrote that?" "I did." 2. Tune talk. 3. Cont'd: "April is no time for fools" Coffee drink discussion. 4. Tune "Really should be in the show or review..." 5. Tune talk, loft talk "room w/out windows." 6. tune rehearsed 7. tune talk 8. tune 9. tune talk: Al Cohn's former wife, girl pianist Adelaide, Nipsy Russell, Basie, Sinatra and son, Robin Hood film, Ray Palmer, YWCA Capitol , Nicky de Travis, Carnival Lounge, Dorothy Kilgow, friend of Jack Thompson CDII 1. Conversation cont'd. Oedipus complex, psychiatry, Jack at the Apartment*, Lou, "The Baths" , Suddenly, Last Summer, Jackie's bassman- Larry Living?, Val Anthony, Charles and Pettiford fired from there, others, Sany calls 2. Smith talks on channel 3. Smith on piano (abstract) sings and beats on drums, playing around.

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Reel 162, undated

Note 1: Smith's notes: "Friday AM?" CDI 1. WOR-TV Channel 9. Movie. Jazz NY, immigrants. CDII 1. continued CDIII 1. tape glitch then drama continued. Then "A View from the Bridge" (show title) CDIV 1. Baseball game: Whitey Ford vs. Earl Wilson (NY Yankees vs. Boston Redsox). Quickly switches to anohter channel, Stravinsky Petrushca, Gunter Schuller on Contemporary Music in Evolution, Pacifica Radio. "Delinquency and underpriviledge." 99.5 FM (Pacifica cont'd). tuning improves. CDV 1. speech cont'd to applause 2. "The Nerve of Failure" Dr. Thomas Billings Convocation at Sacramento College. WBAI. Men's chorus 3. KPFA News 4. BVAI Julliard String Quartet plays Schoenberg String Quartet #4, 12 tone piece(s). Then news with "Democratic Governor of Massachusetts" CDVI 1. Classical strings music. 2. Paul B. Johnson Jr, Mississippi Governor (radio static) Descartes speaker (another station?) 3. silence CDVII 1. Loft noise and gospel on radio? setting up drums in loft. "It's so much cooler when it's clean in here." (female voice, several other male voices in background). "You guys want to get something to eat after we clean up in here?" "We can get coffee or something." "strange cat" "24th street....he's a strange motherfucker...that cat Miff...right down the block." More cleaning and talking, Smith typing, "Jack, did you see my keys here?" Wagner music in background, approp. CDVIII 1. Continued loft sounds with little talk. Ends after several minutes.

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Reel 163, 1964 January

Note 1: January 1964 session with Jimmy Stevenson and Charles deForest (bass and singer/piano). CDI 1. song in progress 2. Talk, rehearsal. "Guy Lombardo, what is that?" 3. Guy Lombardo song and discussion. "Beatnik joints" tune talk 4. "something to live for" then to silence CDII 1. midsong arranging. "Who knows what work in the eyes of man, The Shadow do." More rehearsal and Jimmy at piano.

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Reel 164, 1964 January 02-03

Note 1: January 2/3, 1964 One CD. W. Eugene Smith mic checks and changes on box, but not evident, vocally. 1. Midsong (left channel far louder than right) Sax, Bass, drum, piano. 2. Same song Microphone noise evident (switching?) 3. bass and piano solo 4. continued 6. same with some police radio picked up 7. drum solo and end of song

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Reel 165, 1964

Note 1: Smith notes: "March 1964?" This could be same night as reel 146. CDI 1. Quiet voices in conversation. Smith raises volume. 2. More whispering and room noise. Smith raises volume again. "Jimmy", he just left about 3 to 5 minutes ago." (called his wife) 3. More whispered conversation. At least 3 voices: Toledo, Zoot, coffee, raisin bran, "coffee and a sweet roll before I left home," "called...his wife...he said he was gonna leave his drums down there for you to use" 4. "Pete, hang your suit up." More talk. 5. lots of room noise. "This is Paul Bley" (joke? photograph?) "place where I can sleep?" "my head congestion is real bad" "maybe he'll take one, this is close enough." (female voice) "Dick"... CDII 1. Continued room noise. Coughing. 2. Same 3 same 4 door and cough CDIII 1. Jimmy Stevenson talking with woman. "that's for Gene...upstairs...his apartment." "You ought to come...34th Street." Water and kitten noise. "Dave" 3. Escalated loft noise. 4. More random room sounds with street noise. 5. Same CDIV 1. Same, from CDIII 2. door opens with key sounds 3. more loft noise 4. same, ends cold.

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Reel 166, 1964 March 01-02

Note 1: March 1 or 2, 1964. Conversations. Dick Scott drums, Warren? Bass, Stevenson Trumpet, Zoot Sims Sax, and ??others. 1. Midsong. Bass, drums, sax, bass. 2. Talk calling "Solar or another song 3. Tune, good sax. "Jimmy" joking around during song "Zoot" ends with quiet talk. "Terry/Perry" 4. Talk about many jazz musicians, clubs.*** Cats. Call for Jimmy from Genevieve. (silence) 5. Midsong 6. riffs 7. riffs and discussion. Gene Smith. Dick Cary...West Coast now. Several people mentioned as having been called for session. "He's called a lot of people and it's so hard to get people over there." "Nobody wants to play anymore, Zoot." Several topics...Jazz Workshop, Lenny's. (?)

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Reel 167, 1964

Note 1: Smith's notes: "Early 1964. Dick Scott, Zoot. Some Distortion, Dick Scott - Drums, Bass -, Zoot Sims - Sax, (part of One side); Dialogue including fellow who ahd asthma and ahd to go to the hospital; Tandberg - more reels maybe" Could be precursor to 166?? CDI 1. silence 2. midsong, stops. "What did you stop for?" "I just felt like stopping." 3. Talk, riffs Zoot Sims enters "Been to the wrong building, it's been so long." Smith. Smith photograph discussed Dick Cary mentioned. Loft history, past and recent past. Don Ellis, Ernie, Piano, interior and loft history, mics. "Terry...head of hair..." 4. Tune 5. "about 2 o'clock" "Peter Ind story." Bowed bass and brushed drums. 6. drum and bass riffs. CDII All talking in loft 1. "St. Louis" hometown. "Should I turn this heater off?" "What does it feel like, a cold, Eddie?" "I'd like to have this piano, Dick(Vic?), I like that hard sound - boy." Smith with key. Smith talking about his mother (red focussing cloth). Pictures from girl who took lessons with Dave. Robbery details from Smith's apartment. Also, mention of Ruth Fetske as trusted person. Freddy (Greenwell) and Ronnie Free. Recorders. Konitz solo and recording. Smith discusses ethics of recording. Prostitution around 49th Street. Coffee. Waiting for Zoot, who has gone out.?? 2. Jackie Gleason train story. "days when everybody wanted to play." 3. drum bass riffs 4. quiet talk, someone's place had burned down. "couple of days ago...that's why he's here." 5. bass riffs. CDIII 1. quiet talk and bass 2. cont'd with clear talk. 3. drum bass song with talk: loft acoustics, Smith, recording logistics. Room in recording much better than Jimmy Stevenson's studio. More talk and music.

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Reel 168, 1964 February

Note 1: February 1964. Jimmy Stevenson and others. CDI 1. Music and talk 2. same 3. piano sax with bass 4. Talk with riffs' Jazz band talk. 5. tune talk 6. Talk includes Paul, C#, "Are you from Chicago?" "Originally, yeah.", "He brought his full set this time." Jeremy's label - Columbia: Denny Zeitlin, Ben Riley. CDII 1. quiet with vocals in background. Smith and Carole in loft. CDIII 1. Radio TV with room street noise. Vacuum. Smith humming. Long Island plane crash on news. Smith falls and makes a lot of racket. Cats. Smith sings, Phone, stairs and knocking COD delivery. Intercom evident. CDIV 1. Smith, Carole, cats. Stair noise, "Gene, I don't have a key to the ? box, right now." "Merry Christmas" ...CDV 1. Gene, Carole, partitions in loft. Construction. Wiring work too. CDVI 1. Continued quiet talk.

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Reel 169, 1964 March 24

Note 1: March 24, 1964. Charles Fox and group, rehearsal. CDI All tracks, music and Latin jazz band rehearsal with Charles "Charlie" Fox. CDII Same band rehearsal. Five tracks.

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Reel 170, 1964 March

Note 1: March ??, 1964. Charles Fox and group, rehearsal. Smith's note. "Latin music rehearsal at Jimmy's" CDI 1. Midsong, rehearsal. 2. Rehearsed song, similar to one on Reel 169. 3. Same 4. Repeats track 6 of 169? (Talk of the record). 5. Track 7 of 169 1/2. 6. Same. 7. Overlaps with 1 of 169 2/2. CDII 1. Midsong 2. " direction 3. Retry of song 4. Talk tune and break 5. Conversation and flute riffs. Jimmy addressed. 6. slow version of tune.

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Reel 171, 1964 March 19

Note 1: March 19, 1964. Jimmy Stevenson, bass; sax; singer; piano. CDI 1. Piano and unamplified singer (right channel only). 2. Same (both channels) Talk "You have no water in here? I don't believe this." 3. Talk: Jimmy driving him home for dinner. "Harry" "The hamburgers" 4. Piano and horn "Pete" "blues in F" ?Zoot" doors, downstairs (Dante??) more talk and possible identifications. 5. Tune and talk: "Still stoned?" "Blasted" 6. "You play a lot of 4ths, harmonic things." "Birdland is closed, for the week." "You want to play the alto for awhile?" 7. Classical music talk. Mouthpiece talk for sax. (Bad reed, like swinging two bats. [Baseball]) 8. More reed talk and bass/alto, piano playing. CDIII 1. midsong cont'd and more mouthpiece talk. 2. riffs and playing 3. More talk, "Jimmy didn't give me any weed."

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Reel 172, 1964 February 06-07

Note 1: February 6-7, 1964. Jimmy Stevenson, bass. CDI 1. Midsong, piano, bass. 2. Quiet phone conversation 3. bass riffing, drops out to silence. 4. Kithen, bass noise, footsteps, someone hits key on piano. 5. Piano riffs, working through tune. Footsteps. 6. silence and piano riffs 7. same 8 Pone rings and Jimmy answers. Door close and departing footsteps. CDII 1. quiet conversation away from mic, Break in souond. 2. Radio show. Long John Nebel. W. Eugene Smith telegram: On Loft Photography. Story of Smith's previous $43 telegram. Vietnam war talk. LJN signing off. 3. Loft sounds: piano bass drums 4. quiet talk. Jay Cameron and Frank mentioned (not there). Gig and tune talk. 5. Into song, piano bass, drum. Tape ends before song. CDIII 1. Midsong. bass drums piano sax. Oleo. with flute this time. 2. Tune talk and getting high talk. 3. Tune, piano bass drums, flute and later sax. Mention of Miles Davis tune, March 19, 1964. Jimmy Stevenson, bass; sax; singer; piano. CDI 1. Piano and unamplified singer (right channel only). 2. Same (both channels) Talk "You have no water in here? I don't believe this." 3. Talk: Jimmy driving him home for dinner. "Harry" "The hamburgers" 4. Piano and horn "Pete" "blues in F" ?Zoot" doors, downstairs (Dante??) more talk and possible identifications. 5. Tune and talk: "Still stoned?" "Blasted" 6. "You play a lot of 4ths, harmonic things." "Birdland is closed, for the week." "You want to play the alto for awhile?" 7. Classical music talk. Mouthpiece talk for sax. (Bad reed, like swinging two bats. [Baseball]) 8. More reed talk and bass/alto, piano playing. CDIII 1. midsong cont'd and more mouthpiece talk. 2. riffs and playing 3. More talk, "Jimmy didn't give me any weed." blue..." CDIV 1. Same quartet with flute first, then sax (could be five musicians) 2. "Is it getting too warm in here?" quiet talk 3. Tune and talk. Break" "John, you're getting better" Warren/Warne. "I can't, I'm rehearsing with /Cosmo/"

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Reel 173, 1964 February 01-02

Note 1: February 1/2, 1964. (Saturday) Jimmy Stevenson, bass; Eddie, drums?; Warren, piano?; other??. CDI 1. Talk rehearsals 2. "14, man, gonna be a bad motherfucker." "Hey Eddie...This guy plays twenty times better than Bobby Hunt." 3. "Hey Vinnie" Tune, new mic added by Smith to improve sound (from remote location) Smoking, playing around, Eddie on drums (Listengart) "He's off into his world,,,it's over, man." Piano, bass, drum song with urged Stevenson bass solo. 4. Talk. " Iwish those fucking drums were here." Talk about the 14 year old drummer and how better he is than the one they're waiting for to show up. 5. "Piano's pretty fucked up but sounds good anyway." Tune. Talk, mention of: Warren Bernhardt, John F, Al Coch/coh, Walter Norris w/Paul Winter?, feint at song then "sliced egg sandwich" with coffee. "Need a drink." CDII 1. "There's food here if anybody wants to eat." Phone rings, riffs, talk. 2. "My sandwich was sixty cents and that what I have." Money talk, sodas. on the side Marshall, the drummer didn't show up. "Miserable outside." "take the one down" "Paul Bley" this pictdure man, hsit, theat's the one there, but I like this one." 3. Piano starts . drinking coffee, leaving, "I'll give you the key"." "I'm gonna take Jimmy to work and come back." Marshall, can you take the train/bus?" 5. Different/next session midsong, piano, trumpet, bass, drums.

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Note 1: Jimmy Stevenson, "Mike Rod" (Smith's notes). Rehearsal sound. Several horns, guitar, piano, trumpet. Females, others in room (listening or playing?) 1. Jimmy Stevenson: "I don't even know you, who set it up?" "Harold Sh...set it up." "Ed Shields' session downtown" (Jimmy's gig) "We got five horns we could play." " Let the piano player sit on the edge of the couch." "Paul" "Pirouette" (Shorty Rogers tune, played by Art Pepper and Chet Baker) "Joey" "Charlile" "cookie" 2. Tune and restart "So What" "Let's try this 'Cookie' thing, alright?" (several versions, Nestico, Manne, etc...) Names: "Horace" "Dave" "Marty" "Al" "Joe Michaels (not in room) 3. Others on stairwell. Pete and Horace talking, no drummer. CDII 1. Two simultaneous discussions one mentions "Ronnie/Lonnie", setting up to play and tune talk 2. No bass player but playing "All the things you are" "drummer just cut out on us. 3. "I'm in Riverdale (drums)." "Hey Harold, you guys promise to stay, man (hour and a half round trip)" "That's the way jazz is." "A-flat blues" 4. Tune with bass, piano, trumpet, sax. 5. Talk "We don't need everybody, to hell with 'em, don't don't need the drummer" CDIII 1. Tunes discussed, no drummer, into song with trumpet, bass, piano. "This here" and the same with "Tangerine" or other tune. 2. New song with some scat "Freddy Greenwell" 3. Horace gtr warsm up Tune talk. "Oh it's Roland Kirk, except I don't know he was in there." More talk and tune " I had an operation."

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Reel 175, 1963 August 07

Note 1: Some overlap with Reel 125. (August 7, 1963) CDI 1. bass riffs with sax, piano joins after sax stops. 2. call for Jimmy S. 3. cont'd riffing. "been in Cleveland" 4. "...borrow five dollars from Gene because I don't have any money." "Joe Hunt's in Hawaii..." Door opens and reveals hall mic is on by increase in sound. More clear recording of tape 125 until end. CDII Repeat, picks up after gap on 125 CDII track 2. then overlaps with reel 125 1/2 midsong of 5, 2nd song.

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Reel 176, undated

Note 1: CDI 1. Street, room noise with opera. Hallway noise. 2. Smith talking in hallway. Talking to woman "David" 3. more work sounds, saw/construction. 4. hammering 5. sawing and hammering. Smith's voice evident 6. same 7.same (with hammering still, at end) CDII 1. continued with cats 2. male voice in hall 3. Bob addressed DAvid and woman's voice "We can't get out." 4. more loft noise 5. same with distant kids' voices. continues on other tracks through end. CDIII 1. footsteps and kids voices (tv/radio??) 2. more foot and radio noises, hillbilly music 3. loud commercial for 6 o'clock, Sunday, November 3rd. 4. Begins with Kirk song and coversation in rt. channel, ends with Josey jazz series Mingus Pettigord Harles cuts off during Cal Tjader. CDV 1. phone ring Smith talking to woman in ahllway 2. conversatoin cont'd. discussing other resident (Jimmy?) 3. recount of arguemnt with guy 59th street and 6th Avenue. "this is the first white guy I've ever loved. " "She's a Chcago ...jewish man, when I say... I mena hip to everything. 4. "my painting and everything. " "the book" 5. more of same with mention of Pittsburg. "I really thought I was going out of my mind...." 6. Carole returns, phone rings call for Dave, who is in New Jersey. John Howard 7. Ricahrd, Paul, "You're a teacher now." CDVI 1. Smith talking to Carole, and woman. "Cary Grant in the corn field desciption (North by Northwest) 2. talk 3. More talk, photo 4-6: the same, with less and less frequency and volume. CDVII Right channel has radio and streetnoiise, left has loft audio. 1. Smit and Carole talking 2. talk and television, CDVIII Ending of dubbed version of Nights of Cabiria from previous track.

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Reel 177, 1963 October 24

Note 1: CDI 1. commercials Easy Off and Oatmeal. News 2. Topics on radio include Norman Mailer, Kennedy, others, Baldwin, "Go ask a jazz musician comment." Mr. Magoo commercial Tennessee Williams CDII 1. end of show, Kennedy etc.. Jackie. CDIII 1. Paul Green lay WNEW tuning to news. CDIV Same cont'd. CDV 1. Room noise, loft 2. dog near mic, loud CDVI 1. WOR, LJN 1963. Hypnosis. Mention of Dali on 4. CDVII Commercials and telegrams discussion continued on LJN

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Reel 178, 1965

Note 1: "Spring 1965" Smith's notes suggests content from a soundtrack to Dave's film. Also, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Sonny Rollins. Sound effects by Sam "Leroy" Parkins. Radio content Amazing Randi and Long John Nebel. CDI 1. Bass clarinet, sax, drum with reverb effects. 2. More of the same, Dave also mentioned.More of the same, with talk, Zoot, Gary, Sam mentioned. Multiple takes. 3. More of the same, with Dave mentioned and Zoot then announced 4. Slow ballad, "very very pretty" Announcert" 5. Sped up tape or weird effects on more soundtrack music. Could be a different recrding from track 4. CDII1. Beginningof radio piece on Selma Alabama: "Selma: A Review in Sound" 2. Station tuning 3. Selma doc begins , continues through the end of tape. CDIII 1. Selma documentary continued. Track 5. New contnet with Long John John/Amazing Randi on WBAI Randy is on from 12-5AM. CDV Radio continued. Long John Nebel WNBC sign off says "today, Saturday"

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Reel 179, 1965 March 12

Note 1: Overlap with CDI of previous CD on track 3 only. March 12, 1965. 95.5 WABC-FM "Ten years after the death of Charlie Parker" Live broadcast. Zoot: Yes, at Carnegie Hall. " yardbird Suite announced: Jimmy Smith fine, organist 4. More Al and Zoot with Jimmy Smith tune. CDII 1. Piano, bass, drums, 2 saxes. Live. 2. Lp or otherwise engineered sound 3. Piano sax ballad. 4. different sound for same ensemble .

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Reel 180, 1964 March 31

Note 1: March 31, 1964. Charlley Fox band rehearsal at Jimmy Stevenson's. W Eugene Smith there. CDI 1-4. Music and arranging. Talk. 5. Talk. Extended discussion 6. tune and talk, vocals with song. CDII 1. Overlap with previous cd 2. Tunes and talk 1-4. 5. Talk and mention of Jimmy Stevenson, Hall Overton and Carnegie Hall concert. "but he's supposed to be a very good teacher." 6-7. More tunes and talk. CDIII 1-5. Tunes and talk 6. Vegas talk and money talk for musicians. 7. Talk of the record in terms of current arrangements. CDIV 1. 1-3. Tunes and talk. 4. conversation with/about Jimmy 5. new song with directions CDV More of same with names established Elliot, Eddie, Johnny Joe Charley "wanna go for coffee". 6. Smith on piano. maybe another musician who's not a piano player.

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Reel 181, 1964

Note 1: 1964. Charles Fox rehearsal and loft sounds. W. Eugene Smith. Jimmy Stevenson. Radio recorded. CDI 1. bass riffing. Bowed bass. People on stiars and entering. Talk. Scheduling. Preparing for rehearsal. 2. Tune and arrangement 3. arranging tune and talk 4. tune and talk CDII 1. footsteps and bad sounds, voices 2. same 3. stairway, footsteps ascending 4. Rock and roll radio nad commercial. Beatles "I want to hold your hand." 5. Door sound and Dave Clark Five. WN?CA news 6. Beatles "All my lovin'" Bobby Bland 7 footsteps and radio cont'd. CDIII 1. Radio "Oh won't you stay..." Door sound 2. W. Eugene Smith talking to someone, cat sounds. 3. Smith and Jimmy Stevenson talking: piano notes and inaudible discussion. 4. Same with other voices. Brief mention of "Charlie Parker" audible 5. Talk "Allison" "April Showers" footsteps and whistling 6. radio Rain, 49 degrees many footsteps "April Showers" Beatles: "Do you want to know a secret" CDIV 1. Radio news and Beatles "She loves you" and then "The way you do the things you do." 2. song "Glad all over" 3. room noise and voices down stairs "Joe (not there)" "I don't recall anybody painting that I know about" (Hallway?)

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Reel 182, 1963 August 08-11

Note 1: August 8,9,10 or 11, 1963. Jimmy Stevenson, Joe Farrell, others (Sandy Stevenson calls). CDI 1. Trumpet riffs 2. room, feet, door lock voices 3. piano with foottap or metronome, scales 4. "Joe Farrell" arrives "Eddie" "Dave" "Be careful what you talk about, this place is bugged." Familiar tune talk. "Blues in F" 6. Tune with trumpet drums bass piano. "You wanna play tenor, go ahead." "He sounds like Percy Heath." ends during tenor solo. CDII 1. "sounds like Oliver Nelson" 2. Much Talk: Jazz and specific players and style. Sonny and Lin Halliday mentioned. "Joe, try that horn" Joe(y) George, Dave on tenor sax, Phone call. Talking about Vinnie.

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Reel 183, 1964

Note 1: 1. Midsong piano drums sax, bass. Jimmy Stevenson

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Reel 184, 1963 February, 1963 March

Note 1: February/March 1963. 1. voice in hall/room, piano in upstairs room, radio and street noise in right channel, country or rock on radio. Footsteps with keys. 2. People talking. 3. acapella song under weird sound. 4. footsteps, knocking rustling room noise.

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Reel 185, 1964 December 03

Note 1: Dec 3, "1967." (Really 1964) CDI 1. music ending Microphone talk by Smith Musicians talking. Riffs and mouthpiece talk (same as 183??) Tape speed change. CDII 1. sax/piano Jimmy Stevenson: "Anybody going downtown?" "I think most everybody's going uptown." Group going somewhere. 2. room noise, street, baby, musicians in distance 3. Same with less audio 4. baby crying and woman's voice. (Sandy Stevenson??)

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Reel 186, undated

Note 1: Jimmy Stevenson, Don Cherry, Paul, Wendell (Harrison) 1. Drum and trumpet riff "John" bass and sax also piano and tapes fades out 2. warming up sounds. Don Cherry: "I'm gonna have to split man. I have to go all the way out to Brooklyn." "Glad to meet you..." Wendell, Paul, Don Cherry, Earl "tokens" "Borrow some money from the cat who lives next door." -James Stevenson. " A dollar would really groove things...Don Cherry on piano." ??C'mon Lee, c'mon" 3. piano and sax into sloppy tune

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Reel 187, undated

Note 1: Jimmy Stevenson, Warren Fitzgerald. 1. Drum, piano, sax with piano solo. 2. End of tune and quiet talk 3. Smith: "Hall Overton now playing" after "I gotta go home" Bill/Phil leaving.

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Reel 188, undated

Note 1: Jimmy Stevenson, W. Eugene Smith, Piano, drums, bass, several saxes. CDI 1. Good tune with dual sax. 2. Tune with better sound in both channels. "Time Out' riffs and talk, Smith talking about "...open piano." 4. talking and riffing into another tune. More restraint. CDII 1. Tune cont'd. 2. radio in background or picked up by recorder. 3. Tune with Smith adjusting recording levels. "Let's play a tune together." 4. "one more tune" 5. New song, good playing (tape ends before song does).

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Reel 189, undated

Note 1: "Recording discussions with Alice and Jimmy." Alice McLeod, Jimmy Stevenson, W. Eugene Smith, Carole Thomas, other woman on stairs. CDI 1. street and loft noise with cats and Smith "to a nunnery" 2. More of same. 3. Same 4. Random talk "seven wonders of the world" (Motif) 5. "What're you doing there?" "What are you reading?" 6. Smith and cats, doors and photo talk with Smith and Carole?? "What time is it?" "Almost 7 o'clock." Typing. CDII 1. Continued: "How do you spell 'times' as a mulitplication thing?" "Same way you would..." (Smith and Carole) Type talk. 2. "Gary" "Oh, I put the cat out in the hall." Stair noise. Typing, and talk and noise. Doors. 3. Phone in background. Vinne? "washing machine door frames." 4. new male voice and talk. Footsteps in hallway and radio/tv background. Rhodesia in news. Photo discussion. Teddy Wilson and Red Allen on radio. Layout talk. 5. tune on radio and talk. 5. "50 to 48" 6. Water, Smith puttering, sax and drum, female voice, radio. "chapter of images." CDIII 1. Radio and Smith talking to Carole. Typing. CDIV 1. Smith talking on stairs with woman who walks in. "Al" Smith talking about loft, building inspection, robbery. Jimmy and Sandy Stevenson, books, equipment, photography, Hall Overton, 30th Street. Alice McLeod talking. 2. Jimmy Stevenson enters. Smith "Oh, it's that French Irishman" Talking about woman he worked with on gig. "Diamond." Val Hinterberg, drummer. Maria Velazquez, Don Hesterberg. "She wants to study with Hall" "married about 3 months" Alice: "worked about a week" 3. Jimmy talking about singer he's working with. Detroit talk... Harvey Rothman. "The Living Room" Smith "Gosh, I remember 6 years ago if I owed anybody a quarter, it drove me out of my mind." Smith recording and record company talk. "I talked to Eddie..." Rothman as backer. Recording talk. 4. Discussion continued. publishing. "Freddie and Ronnie" example. Columbia, John Hammond. Discussion breaks up, Gene talking to Carole. 6. more loft noise 7. Same. CDV 1. Smith 2. dog in street, Smith in distance. Loud hallway noise. 3. Truck noise, "5 o'clock" door knock and drop off at door by female or child "thank you" says Smith 4. Loft noise. 5. Cat and can opener. 6. doors and voices. making copings at typewriter. 6. Tokyo mentioned 7. Water and dam mentiond. CDVI 1. Smith and Carole talking LJN. and reel to reel recorder talk. Piano in background is Hall Overton lesson.

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Reel 190, 1961 September

Note 1: September 1961. "Paul Bley, Alice McLeod, Jimmy Stevenson, Lin" ?? Smith taped Long John Nebel show, radio over this session, most likely, or could be the opposite. CDI Talk radio. Narcotics addiction. Show ends on track 5. 5. New show. WOR Dr. Jan Marx, boook "Dr. Purgatory" CDII LJN continued until track 4, Ed Sullivan on the Long John Nebel show. "Christmas" "Who is James Garner, James Garner is the star of Maverick." I Love Lucy song. CDIII LJN with Ed Sullivan cont'd. 1. Flying Saucer's question 2. Russia story 3. flying saucers and Russia 4. Russia trip and LJN 5. Narcotics show starts Xmas with Ed Sullivan (replay) 6. sign off music with effects of outer space then Piano and voices, loft?? CDIV LoftLJNLoft 1. piano over voices "right next to the tripod" phone igns 2. back to LJN "Sexteen sleeping pills allright" "six at one time" sleeping pills discussion. LJN "I'm 48" "How old are you, Bill?" 3. Back to LOFT: Detroit talk. Daoug Watkins friends, Ysef Lateef and .... "Are you recording all this for posterity, Gene, or are you going to blackmail us?" Great tape talk with Gene. Names.

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Reel 191, undated

Note 1: (Friday morning "jam") Sonny Clark, piano. Mic in hall, left channel. 1. midsong, jazz, footsteps loud "Mel/Mal" Tune is "Softly as in a morning sunrise" 2. Piano continued 3. Cont'd. 4. New tune 5. Cont'd 6. ends with riffing and quiet voices. "C'mon Tony/Sonny(?), play something easy" 7. Piano starts tune "All the things you are" -tune 8. Same song 9. same song, tape ends before song does. CDII 1. Tune cont'd. footsteps and whistling bass riffs. "Steve" Woman's voice: "Jean Shepherd just called back." Jimmy Stevenson had nylon strings on his bass. 2. Piano and bass riff/play, more voices in background 3. "I just saw Jay Cameron and ..." "Ronnie Parker??" 4. Same song. Male and female voices in background." 5. Same song then into "My funny valentine" then new song as tape ends.

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Reel 192, 1960 January 29

Note 1: January 29, 1960. From notes: "At Dave's. Zoot Greenwell, McKenna, Takas, Ron Free" CDI 1. Piano riffs and voices. " Oh, this is a fine piano." (drop out sound) 2. midsong piano and drums then tenor sax. 4. Zoot calling tune then discussion 5. Song 6. Talk, includes woman's voice 7. riffs and talk. Pageboy. 8. Tune talk. 9. tune. CDII 1. midsong 2. Talk "Dick" 3. riffs and talk 4. talk and Pageboy clear. 5. Piano and riffs into song.

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Reel 193, 1960 January 29

Note 1: January 29, 1960. Studio 821, 6th. "Dave's monaural" (mic) CDI 1. High tone and long silence 2. Midsong bass, drums, piano, saxophones. 3. Resumes song, bad sound 4. new song 5. Ronnie" "gets some marvelous sounds out of that" more banter. CDII 1. midsong, quiet, mic in other room also. 2. full sound, music and talk 3. Roy Haynes announced. Eddie offered to play. Ronnie's drums. skips ahead to song, "drops out 4. song 5. song continued, ends before tape.

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Reel 194, 1960 January 01-02

Note 1: "January 1-2, 1960" New Year's Party in Loft. Many people in band and in crowd. Constant chatter with music. Many names audible. Danny Barker. Roswell Rudd. Sam "Leroy" Parkins (on label), Bob Brookmeyer (on label). 1. Larry clarinet, and fulll ensemble, applause at end 2. larry, Al, Sam talk 3. Dave Sam, Elliot, Leroy song with party. 4. Roswell, Al, Larry others er 5. New song: "Sweet Georgia Brown" 6. slow ballad with "yeah Roswell" (trombone) 7. "Happy New Year's" Kevin, Al 8. Song piano tromone trumpet sax clarient with full acoompany. CDII 1. misong (cont'd) 2. More talk and names 3. "Can I play one with the drummer?" Dick and Roz talking (Rudd) Tune 4. Tune and talk "Over the waves" 5. song 6. new part of song 7. "Same song others mentioned? 8. Lots of talk and music. Possible Smith photo referenced. Smith's voice. "help me illuminate things." "Hey Dave, why don't you get your piano?" [Baldwin piano]

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Reel 195, 1960 January 29

Note 1: Overlap with Reel 15 (6) January 29, 1960. Zoot Sims, Dave McKenna, Bill Takas, Freddie Greenwell, Ronnie Free. Song and talk "that sounds like a boat that's going down." 2. riffs and talk CDII 1. midsong 2. "gotta move my car" and "8 o'clock." song 3. cont'd, sax solo 4. hotdog talk and barrelhouse piano "Crazy Otto plays that" 5. tune 6. cont'd 7. cont'd 8. riffs Mose Allison mention and Ray Charles 9 tune and "Hey Dave"

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Reel 196, 1960 January 30

Note 1: Jan 30, 1960. Zoot Sims - sax, Harriet, Bob Brookmeyer - trombone, Bill Takus - bass, Dave McKenna - piano, Fred (Greenwell)- sax, bob [crossed, out replaced with:] Ronnie Free, Drums. Sheila. "Tom Jon." CDI 1. Tune and talk. "Ronnie" 2. "Hunger and sleep talk of recent event. Week long event. Coffee. 3. Ron's place, phone-Freddie. 4. Coffee, female voices. Footsteps.. 5. "Sheila, this is Harriet." 6. Much talk. 7. Tune and talk "...play all those old funny chords." 8. "All of me" 2 saxes, bass, drums, piano. 9. "Well, I tell you one thing Dave, it sure has changed." Smith talking about photos, with Zoot . "Bill" and tune talk with woman. "Cry me a River" "Dexter Gordon record." 7. "Come rain or come shine?" Tune and talk. 8. Talk, Harriet is a singer. "Steve Lacy, he's been here a couple of times." Explanation and explication of mics (in room) and tape recorders (which are downstairs at Smith's) CDII 1. mid tune, Zoot, women's voices 2. Smith talking about Jesse Crawford 3. . tune talk 4. con'd, Ronnie, Freddie, David, Smith all talking. 5. talk 6. detail talk "you fix that I'm...take my bourbon back."

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Reel 197, 1960 February 02

Note 1: Feb 2, 1960. Music. John Eardley - trumpet, Nico (Bunic?) - Piano, Lee Konitz - Zoot Simms, Don Ferarra, Al Neese, Buniut = Bunic, Levitt?= Al Levitt, bass?, Jim Ryder; Wollensack???mic., "Night of big turnout" CDI 1. midsong, full band 2. "Let's play 'Melancholy Baby'" and then tune. CDII 1. Tune and talk 2. Talk, Female voice, " and calling tunes "All the things you are" 3. tune until end of tape.

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Reel 198, 1960 February 11

Note 1: January 11, 1960. Pageboy radio interference. From notes: Dave McKenna, Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Bob Brookmeyer. Blues record in background. With conversation 2. Tune, bad sound, good music. 3. Riffing and talk "Lin Halliday" "Sonny Diamond" "Buddy Jones" "Pepper" "Donald Byrd" 4. cat and piano in other room 5. Tune with room chatter 6. Tune and talk with different names, "C'mon Lin" 7. "Hey Dave..." Tune talk and 8. Tune CDII 1. Cont'd from side one, tune. 2. Talk 3. tune 4. riffing into tune and talk 5. Talk including "Jim Beam" and "Chivas Regal"

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Reel 199, 1960 January 29, 1960 March 21

Note 1: January 29 and/or March 21, 1960. Jazz with Zoot, McKenna, Halliday and Brookmeyer and then drinking conversation with W. Eugene Smith, Dave Young, and two young women. Ray Charles record playing loudly in background. Jazz possibly overlaps with another record. CDI 1. "Lin" barrelhouse piano sound 2. Tune and talk. "Kevin" 3. Talk and then tune. 4. Talk with "Dave" "Allen" Talk about tape recordings. " Pepper" Loft space talk. CDII 1. Long section of talk. Eugene Smith, Dave Young, and youn ladies. "Sally" and "Cheryl" Mentioned: Peyote, Halll Overton, 2. Benzadrine, milk, midwife, tapes Lena Horne. Ray Charles record starts. 3. Keys "Nighttime" 4. I got a woman 5. I got a woman 6. Sally's voice 7. I feel alright CDIII 1. Ray Chalres record continued with conversation. Smith history. 2. "Never Never world" talk 3. children "Howard talked about you." 4. "I love Buddy dearly" CDIV 1. Witchcraft "Cheryl" 2. Painter down street? Gary. Jazz. 3. Smith talks about photos and music, Martin Williams and Monk 4. Smith on objectivity and truth, photography. 5. Hemingway "Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" 6. Baron story cont'd 7. different music and more talk. Drug talk. CDV 1. 1. Better sound Garden story 2. Smith's keys 3. More talk 4 Smihts son and schrapnel 5. scotch 6. Opium pill - Country doctor story.

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Reel 200, 1960 January 11

Note 1: January 11, 1960. (Smith's notes). Zoot, and others CDI 1. midsong 2. cont'd with small talk " one more" "Steve, one more, do 'All the Things you are.'" 3. Tune "All the things you are" several sax solos. 4. riffs and talk: John, Dave (musician), kitchen, blues 5. riffs and talk flute/whistle sound "there's another one upstairs" "I wouldn't do that Al" CDII 1. Piano and drums, spirited 2. "You want to set up a set of drums?" Rodger? Zoot? Tom? 3. piano with sax tuning the bass 4. mic sounds and Smith Smith talking with loud cat(s) 5. Bass drums sax piano "Piano stinks, man" Zoot, 6. barrelhouse piano style Easy Living 7. tune and bass instruction to fill in (?) bassist. 8. Talk and riffing

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Reel 201, 1960 January 25

Note 1: Jan 25, 1960. Dave's. Pepper Adams, Zoot Simms, Fred Greenwell, Neil Freil, Dave McKenna, Bill Takas, Sonny Dallas, Ron Free, Al Levitt, Dick Scott. "Norelco dual track" CDI 1. silence 2. midsong bass, alto, baritone, drums, piano trumpet with voices and phone ringing 3. Conversation and talk 4. Tune, long 5. tune, tape ends before song. CDII 1. Tune, continued. Phone conversation? Female conversation. Dave McKenna and Bob Brookmeyer are here" "we're gonna have a little session now." "showing off your leotards again" 3. tune with talk continued in background. 4. Talk, John, Pep(per) 5. tune 6. more talk "Freddy" 7. song starts, piano bass drums before tape ends.

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Reel 202, undated

Note 1: Musicians include: (W. Eugene Smith and Dave Young there?) Zoot Sims, Bob Brookmeyer, Dick Katz, Dick Scott, Buddy Jones, Bill Takas. Radio is Symphony Sid Show with a commercial for "The Connection" CDI 1. Midsong 2. "Thank you very much, next on the Hit Parade, Dave Brubeck." "keep that dog quiet, or get him out of here." (dog barking) "Stan" 3. Tune (older swing) 4. mutliple conversations, female voice. Dick, Zoot, Buddy. Smith referenced, also "Dave Young is drunk." "all the pictures." 5. Radio begins, different recording. "Norman Granz and Smith's voice to silence CDII 1. Beginning of radio show and Connection Commericail "Living theatre 14th Street and 6th Avenue, Half Note and Village Gate with Horace Silver 2. Horace silver tune, Playing at the Village Gate. (CUT) 3. New contnet or pickup of previous content: Female pop, Knnie Kass 4. Gillespie with Junior Moore 5. Clifford Brown, Miles Davis and Tito Puente 6. Dave Brubeck 7. Willow weep for me, Nina Simone? with ID of 97.9 WEVD NYC and Lester YOung song 8. Diszz G. big band "Manteca" 9. nat King Cole?: "I want a little girl" Copacabana 10. Art Blakey, Gerry Mulligan 10. Modern Jazz Quartet, "Look at Me" ballad, "Misty" by Chris Cunningham and Village Gate Horace Silver again mentioned. CDIII 1. continued and then station ID 1330 Am 97.9 FM ...2. Male pop jazz 3. Monk "Little Rootie Tootie" and 4 Sinatra "Angel Eyes"

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Reel 203, [circa 1960] January 30

Note 1: January 30, (1960?) Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Takas, Dave McKenna, Fred on sax, Freddie Redd piano or sax? CDI 1. Midsong, p, b,d,s,t,s 2. Talk "Bill" "Dave" "I get along without you very well" and "Fidgety Feet" 3. Barrelhouse piano signature (McKenna) 4. talk and mention of "Horace" 5. tune 6. Talk: tune and "bebop" 7. tune 8. "Yeah, we played it slow before you came here." "blues piece" 9. Tune CDII 1. riffs and buried talk horns present 2. Talk impersonation of Steve Rollins 3. drum riffs to exotica riffs and military drums 4. Riffs and quiet talk 5. tune, slow standard 6. Talk and riffs "Must be Freddie" 7. Banter, coffee, Tune "Chocolate" Ronnie on drums 8. standard loosely plaid

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Reel 204, undated

Note 1: Zoot, Sid, Free, Brookmeyer with maybe Greenwell, Overton, Eddie Costa 1 Midsong, Piano bass, drum 2. Talk "Bob" 3. Song with brief vocals. Soot's voice? 4. Talk, mouthpiece "Brook" talk about Adrian related to Fabian "I wanna play down in North Carolina" Eugene Smith: "Hall" "Smith" "my key into, yet, now, play.." 5. tune 6. tune with drum solo 7. Piano riff and quiet talk.

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Reel 205, 1960

Note 1: 1960. "Alvin, Larry, Jean Cunningham, Jim, Warren Fitzgerald" CDI 1. drum, bass, piano, trumpet 2. Female voice Larry, Jean Cunningham (married to Larry), Warren Fitzgerald, Larry Rockholm, Alvin Williams, "James" (there?), jazz talk Toronto to Tennessee, "Jim" "Getz's Groove" 3. tune with Jean on piano? 4. "Hey Larry" and taped played back of party or session audible 5. Radio in background (Could be different recording) CDII Street noise with cats and v. quiet talk (Smith and Carole?) CDII Same noises and time CDIII Same CDIV with more audible cats and Smith "Ed"? and multiple voices on track 5 and phone rings on 7. CDV cats, laughter and voices fire engine and other brief sounds from loft people (quiet)

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Reel 206, undated

Note 1: "Lee Konitz, Bill Takas, Bob Brookmire, John Mast?, Dick Scott? (Not too good)" Bad sound overall; not necessarily bad session. CDI Tunes and talk, some calling of changes and good solos CDII Tunes and talk "Bob" on track 3.

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Reel 207, 1960

Note 1: 1960 Rehearsal. John Benson Brooks. Piano, bass, sax, alto sax, trumpet?, drums. CDI 1. Rehearsing composed tune 2. Same song 3. Refers to score and "Kenny" Smith" talks 4. Tune rehearsed, same? 5. "Haven't written out the ending yet." 6. section played instead of score 7."HOld up Shar, Ash, when it's two phrases..." "two plus" "two minus" (system of interpreting score) 8. Tune (tape ends before song) CDII 1. "new composition" "Bill" 2. Radio: Shakespeare broadcast Midsummer night 3. Berin Evans talking about Shakespeare on WNYC 4. Back to studio rehearsal, "he's from France ..."

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Reel 208, undated

Note 1: CDI Channel 13. JFK - President Kennedy press conference. 1. Cuba and cold war 2. Cuba and stte of nations, Soviets 3. Venezuela and treaty, Clay committee. Mansfield committee, Far east, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India... lasts until end of conference. CDII 1. Jazz (Jim Hall) radio 2. "Jazz Casual" with Ralph Gleason. Hall, Cranshaw, Riley. (Rollins, the Bridge) Interview with Sonny Rollins, very good. 3. "God bless the child" 4. Tune 5. "And now back to Sonny Rollins for some more music" 6. NET WNDT Channel 13. Show and dry legal discussion with panelists. 7. Changes to Tobacco Road, by Erskine Caldwell. God's Little Acre. Depression drams directed by John Ford. CDIII 1. Panel discussion on culture with Dwight MacDonald from the New Yorker and Gilbert Seldis form UPenn. 2. cont'd on film and theater. 3. same with others, too 4. sign of music "Court of Reason" civil/states rights for next show. Daily news 5. Beginning of prerecorded JFK news conference. Tax reform bill and nuclear weapons treaty. onsite inspections mentioned. CDIV Loft scene with much dialogue. W. Eugene Smith, Carole Thomas, Larry. Very important dialogue. Mentions gordon Pakrs, John Szarkowski, (hot in here) book, late night bar around 31st and 6th Ave for late night beer run(s) Photography talk desciption of Smith photographs, 2. Larry and photo talk continued. Smith returns from beer run and spills beer. 3. More phototalk and Lapanese language Parks, Smith, Szarkowski, Walter Rosenblum 4. Ted mentioned and layout. 5. Carole and or Charlie photo talk others mentioned. 6. Smith talks about layout. It's 4:30am "Tell Lloyd" Cartier Bresson talk, not making his own prints.

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Reel 209, 1960 January 30

Note 1: "January 30, 1960. Dave McKenna, Takas, Zoot, Ronnie, Brookmeyer; Freddie Red came in on a previous tape, don't know if he played or not; Studio 821 Norelco Sterio Mike, Engineer Smith and Johns, Jazz Dialogues;" Tommy Johns/Jons and Smith. Tommy and Woody talk. Cedi 1. Talk and riffs Mics mentioned, Woody or Wayne talk, Smith talks about Dave (not there). Walls, subway and Many topics breached. 2. More talk including Eugene Smith on airplanes.** Reference to George Orick Stanly Fred And Dave. 3. Piano plinks with talk Cats and parties 4. type photography work and Dave Young referencing. Smith "I don't like to sleep." CDII 1. Quiet talk with some interference. Tommy Johns talks at length Talk about Gene Smith important section. "Gene is 40, my father's 41."

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Reel 210, undated

Note 1: "Ferrara, Zoot, Konitz, Neese, Redd, Ryder." CDI 1. midsong, trumpets bass drums piano and multiple horns 2. voices and horns riffing "lee" "too close for comfort" tune. 3. into messy song with exotic tinge. CDII 1. song cont'd 2. quiet talk "I'm gonna take my drums and go home." 3. piano starts tune (body and soul, or skin deep) 4. talk of leaving 5. Freddie mentioned 6. tune 7. ballad, "Lefty"

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Reel 211, undated

Note 1: "Possibly has Konitz, not for use." 1. snaps, banter, riffs, Piano, sax, bass "All the things you are?" 2. Into tune and saxophones join in for solos. 3. Talk and riffs 4. Tune, good sax solo 5. Continued "Got the Parisian group here" comment 6. banter and riffs, Dave, John, Al Levitt, Ben "left handed" 7. "You'd be so nice to come home to" with several saxes and ends during piano solo with humming piano player. CDII 1.

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Reel 212, 1960 March 24-25

Note 1: March 24/25, 1960. "Zoot Sims, Bill Potts, Ronnie Free" CDI Long conversation with musicians, Smith, others. Covered: many topics. Wingy Manone story, Ohio, Cats, "Rich" "What time is it?" "3:20" Zoot: "in fact I'm leaving today, you gotta get that painting." Pill discussion. "Dave" "Gene" Photography and about Marty Forscher. Mics and wires. Loft resident. Bill Into tune "Dear Old Stockholm" 2. tune 3. tune talk 4. into tune CDII 1. tune midsong 2. "that was fun" drinking in kitchen 3. Piano drums sax 4. riffs and singing Dave McKenna story, "Did you ever hear John Cage?" "no notes, no bass" 5. piano sax drums (brushes) tune 6. talk tune "Baby's got no love" or "Worried blues" 7. "Al Cohn and I played that" skips to song before tape ends.

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Reel 213, undated

Note 1: Zoot Sims, Bill Potts, piano, Ron Free, drums. Overlaps with other reel (212) and beyond. CDI (Overlap with 212) 1. Sax, piano, drum tune "that was sure fun...I didn't even miss that old bass fiddle player." (Same as 212 2/2 1 and 2) 2. Overlap with 212 2/2 #3. 3. Continues to Overlap through 4. " New at "what's that tune you wrote for me man?" and tape ends shortly thereafter. CDII Fresh material until overlap with 2212 halfway through track 3. 1. bad tape sound with radio overlap riffs, song, and talk 2. same sound with sax riffs 3. talk "you got a haircut" "so did you" "You needed one" begins repeat of 212 track one at "I love you for sentimental reasons" and then 212 1/2 1 through track 4 as sound improves. CDIII 1. midsong continued form last t cd and then mainly silence on tape with muffled sound until end.

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Reel 214, undated

Note 1: Overlaps with Reel 202 CDI on track 4, dog barking track) Brookmeyer, Sims, Takas, Buddy Jones, Dick Katz, Hall Overton. CDI 1. Midsong, piano bass sax drums, bad tape "It's not by one of those big show tune writers." 2. "Tommy Dorsey" tune talk by many voices and then recorded jazz 3. voices and playback until silence 4. midsong loud music ends and then overlap with 202 begins. 5. Dog barks 6. song 7. "May I say that that was adorable" John, Bob, and Gene all mentioned. "pictures" CDII 1. Riffs with stereo music "Good lord, what is that, surrealist ...Norman Granz..." Smith "there he was" "Wasn't working well tonight" 2. music 3. New music "he's gonna be right back" female voice and "nobody here' piano and sax, woman on piano? 4. "that's the way I wrote it and you tell me it's wrong."

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Reel 215, 1960 January 30

Note 1: Overlaps with Reel 208. January 30, 1960. (Saturday night?) Zoot Sims, sax; Harriet, piano/sax??; Bill Takas, bass; Gene Smith, Woody, Dave. (1-29-60) CDI 1. Midsong with background voices. 2. Talk 3. Tune "All of Me"? 4. "Well, I tell you one thing, Dave, it sure changed." Eugene Smith quips. 5. Sweet Georgia Brown riff. "You have my number, right?" "$25...30 years old when I got here." 6.Overlap begins. 7. "You have 2 or 3 bars too many there." 8. Talk and riffs. "Freddie, wehre's Freddie?" 9. ballad 10. Talk. Piano: "I got my finger caught in one of the keys." Drinking somehing "Sqeaky pedal" "Bill" "Out of cigarettes." "Cry me a river" by Dexter Gordon. 11. Tune 12. con'td tape ends before song. CDII Overlaps with 208 but with better sound quality. More clear for dialogue. 1. Midsong and talk "a lot of ...whole time." 2. Chimes sound 3. Tune, loose 4. Riffs, talk, footsteps, "Freddy Greenwell" "I'd be a fool to go home now" "Just in time for morning mass." Photos?: "You're sitting with C# minor." Smith yells: "Woody, kill the tapes! Tommy too!" Tape recorder talk, knobs, and bongo style drums with silly singing. 5. Break in tape. Jumps to piano playing with a narrative 6. Silly tune continued. Reference to women in loft, Harriet and another unnamed. Recorder tapes. 6. (Overlaps with 4/4) Recorders and cameras. change in microphone levels. "My voice on tapes" "Gene..." Tommy Johns talking to musician about Gene Smith.**

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Reel 216, 1960 March 25

Note 1: "March 25, 1960" (Friday) Zoot Sims, Fred, Bill Potts. Smith kids, Smith, Nehama Hendel, Bill Pierce, Tom, others?. CDI 1. Midsong: drums, piano, sax. 2. "let's play anohter chord to that" 3. Back into tune and "Play a blues?" 4. Riffs, looking for water. 5. Talk {"Play minor blues ...G-Minor" Zoot, Bill "Hey Gordon" 6. into tune loose with bad tape quality 7. new song, garbled tape CDII 1, 2, and 3. Bad tape, tunes and talk. 4. new section. Smith kids or other kids Smith's boice "saturated?" "hallway" "daddy" "Pittsburgh" stairs CUTS to new section?" Smith, piano, cats, microphones Cut's to woman "Jumped to an arbitrary decision." Versailles/Brassai ?? Impersonations of people and Smith by photo assistants and others in loft. Jim Karales mentioned. Gordon Parks mentioned. Wooman singing. Smith, Frank, Bob.Jean Sibelius. "Tell Tommy a nd Nehama that studio joke." CDIII 1. (Cont'd) Nahama sings wordless melody. Marilyn Monroe story. Israel. "Willie the whale singer" "Theodore Sturgeon story, short story. 2. More acapella singing 3. Blues guitar "Bill" 4. Guitar with Nehama speaking in other language. Nehama: "He knows my full name." Song: "Midnight Special" "Jumpin' Judy" with percussion instead of gtr. 5. "Tom Dooley" (different singing style) 6. short tune 7. Nehama singing chord changes . Talk: "The Gate" Nehama works in the basement. "Clean" loft. 8. "Who's been taking pictures in here at 4-F?" "I have" Ahmad Jamal photograph! Dave leaving. "I was thinking maybe me and Fred could take it." Smith: "I don't want to take your pictures anymore, I don't want to do anything." Burt Stern's "Jazz on a summer's day" film opening at 5th Avenue Cinema. Teddy and other Princeton actor(s) in loft "darker the production the better I'll feel acting in it."

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Reel 217, 1960 January 11

Note 1: January 11, 1960. Gene Smith Session. Joe Masters - piano solo, Bill -bass, Ron Free - drums (good tune); Fred G. Ron F, Zoot S, J Masters, B Tackus; John Mast. CDI 1. Midsong: Piano, bass, drums with sax solo. "You played a tag on the last chorus, didn't you?" 2. Ballad with 2 saxes. "sticks, sticks" Coffee. "Johnny" Mics. 3. tune with piano and sax, cymbals. 4. Ballad, "is that the way the bridge goes?..." more talk. 5. Footsteps to piano and solo piano. "Dave" and "David, drum for a..." Tune with full group, includes bass. CDII 1. "This is a fine piano." Piano and singing. Talk 2. drums riff into tune. "What was that one that Zoot started to sing. 'exactly like you' you'll recognize it." 3. Tune, "Exactly like you" 4. Talk "I noticed that you changed your sticks." "imitation of Jonathan Winter's record. John Cage." Overlap with anohter Reel. 5. Tune psbd, tape ends before song. CDIV 1. Loft piano fragment, very short 2. Radio music 3. 1929 Piece Ellington 4. Tiger rag, Jenkins on trumpet 5. Talk 6. Tiger Rag, Part 2 (1929) commentary and swing. 7. 1934 Fletcher Henderson "Wrappin it Up" 8. Tune 9. Ellington's "Clementine" with Blanton 10. "Jack the Bear" "nat Hentoff and myslef" 11. Silence Religious content on radio "12. Devil and Daniel Webster (starts on 11) Hamlet interview with actor named John.

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Reel 218, 1959 November 23

Note 1: November 23, 1959. Session. "Eardley, Scott, Brookmeyer, Zoot, Mast, Potts, Takas, Geller (alto)" Other musicians. Photo assistant, Gene Smith, Carole Thomas. 1. Midsong, lots of players 2. Talk and riffs, "I'm working the Macy's Parade...King Cole" "old 4 eyes" ... 3. riffs and tune 4. Riffs Smith and assistant talking photo layout Roleifexes stolen Woman, Joseph Albers [taught Carole]. Photo discussion" 5. Cuts into song, improvised sax, piano and then with drums 6. "Zoot and others. Tune talk.

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Reel 219, 1960 January 30

Note 1: January 30, 1960. "Brookmeyer, Tackus, McKenna, Ronnie - drums. {engineer} Runge." CDI 1. riffs, trombone and bass. "Zoot" "Is there any more coffee up there?" 2. Jumps to midsong 3. Overlaps with Reel 16 (Brubeck story) "mysterious song" "air of incipient disaster..." Basin Street East Dave Brubeck story. 4. Tune with talk 5. "When you're smiling" "Eddie Miller, valve trombone player." 6. "I'll play golf on that one" 7. "lousy key I suppose, sounds better on most pianos" riffs. CDII 1. Midsong cont'd , Overlaps with CDII of Reel 16. 2. Midsong (3 of Re:16) 3. Dialogue including Thelonious Monk talk and ping pong, story (prowess) Tune 5. Drum riffs (Ira Jackson's voice??? on 4)

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Reel 220, 1960 September

Note 1: September, 1960. Jay Cameron - Baritone Sax, Lin Halliday - Tenor Sax, Ralph Hughes - trumpet, Calvin Ritter - bass, Walter Norris - Piano, Gary Hawkins - Drums. CDI 1. Midsong, sound issues with tape/recording. 2. riffs 3. Norris on piano with others 4. room noise and sax riffs 5. Tune. CDII 1. midsong, good playing 2. voices and piano riffs 3. new riff, maybe a new pianist 5. Avant garde style piano riffs and footsteps, bass joins, sax in background.

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Reel 221, undated

Note 1: Jay Cameron - Baritone Sax, Lynn Halliday - Tenor Sax, Ralph Hughes - trumpet, Calvin Ritter - bass, Walter Norris - Piano, Gary Hawkins - Drums; (Same date as 220?) 1. midsong with quiet talking 2. drum into tune 3. more piano in this tune 4. same tune cont'd 5. riffs and quiet talk.

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Note 1: Trumpet, bass, drums, sax. "Gary" "Jay" and others. CDI 1. Talk with sax riffs "JJ" phone rings. 2. "where's piano player(s), Jay?" supposed to be here in an hour, they called at twelve." horns riff with trumpet bass drums 3. Talk West side highway, 96th St..""(If I see) any piano players up there, I'll send 'em down." "14th Street" Restaurant and club talk. "anybody know anybody who wants to play the trumpet." "when I was 14 or 15...Harry James records." "I got a new baby" "Well, we're all set now, got a leader." "Warren Fitzgerald" "Bill Nelson" "Brian" several voices and tune talk 4. Tune with trumpet and trombone 5. Piano and trumpet riffs and talk CDII 1. midtune2. talk into tune 3. slow tune 4. riffs by sax and quiet talk 5. piano riffs "I'll show you some changes" piano talk 6. room noise and some riffs, radio in other room.

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Reel 223, 1960 December, 1961 January

Note 1: December 1960 or January 1961. Maybe Gary Hawkins, Joe, Al, Nico Bunic and Sonny Dallas. "George" CDI 1. midsong, Bass drums, piano, snaps and then multiple voices. "beer" "back yet" "Hey Gary" "He's still out there, man." "Joe, let's play while we're still..." "I'll see you tomorrow night" Female voice. "Hey Gary, you said it was cool to keep on playing." "Yeah, everything's cool." "Lou" "I can't play no more, Lou, my mitts are..." 2. Trumpet and sax riffs Talk, footsteps on stairs. Waltz time tune. "Alright, I'll play by myself, if that's how you feel about it, George is here." 3. tune 4. Talk and riffs, several voices. Smith in stairwell? Nico Bunic meets Sonny Dallas. Lee Konitz tune reference.

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Reel 224, 1961 August 10

Note 1: Aug 10, 1961. Jam Session. W. Fitzgerald - trumpet, Knittle - Neal Turner - alto, Pete Yellin - alto, Davey Sibley (who left New York two days later) CDI Riffs and talk. "Dave" "Hey listen, pull down on this cord, right up here, can you reach that? "Jimmy" ?? "When I point at you, you're playing eight bars, flat up to that." 2. Tune with several restarts. 3. Full tune from two with one stop for instruction. 4. Restarts tune at section where stopped. 5. Talk: "That's the first suite I've ever heard, jazz suite." "Benny Golson's for Art Blakey." "More up to Cannonball, Tad Edwards, musical director $8,000, Jimmy Heath, Ted Dameron, Cannonball, Riverside." "Why I wrote th? things, Tad Dameron Records, First time I heard this stuff. (Kenny Dorham lp)...influence." "Rehearse and do it ourselfves, just to hear what it sounds like." "Dave's going on the road with Steve Swallow...he could tear into this (who's that) ...bass player, man." Explanation of arrangement. Piano demonstration of arrangement. 6. More people arrive 7. Into tune with good playing but tape ends before song. CDII 1. Between song talk: "Wolf"? "No, but I want to learn." "Butterfly tune, man." "Play it Barry(?), play it." 2. loose tune, too many horns 3. contd 4. cont'd 'til end. 5. Talk under riffs. 6. Piano and horns lead into tune, tape ends during sax solo.

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Reel 225, 1961 January

Note 1: January 1961. Dialogue with Gene Smith, Carole Thomas, Myrh Resnick, Pending (cat). Session with musicians in background and never as foreground of tape until II/4. Pawn shops mentioned on CDI. CDI 1. Room noise and Smith's footsteps. Meowing. "Street signs" (photos) "war" "I've only seen one film that looks like this, did you see Paths of Glory with Kirk Douglas?" Smith sings: "Roamin' in the Gloamin'" "Carole, you find another envelope, where did you look?" Negatives, cleaning up, organization principles, head lines, magazine covers, big pile, telephone numbers box, "philosophical nonesense", notes, "mexican folk music?", typng speed, "I'll let you type all my intimate business letters that Carole shouldn't see." ...2. More photo talk, 120/35 boxes, "George", Pawn Shops** 3. Photo talk and turning on radio "Sunday...Mahalia Jackson" 4. Mahalia Jackson cont'd and Smith talk about his record collection to ?? (Tsune?) "Speakers all over the house" "Shouldn't I sign it in white?" Smith sings along with Mahalia "On my way..." tape accelerates and cuts to new/ahead. 5. Echoey jazz session, mic in Smiht's Smith talking and clownin. Cat, Smith talking beneathe the music. Tape machines. 6. Noise from jam session in other room. Smith's ntotebook. Door asking for aspirin. Description of "who's up there" 2 horn players, Warren Fitzgerald, 3 other piano players, bass player. "In fact why don't you go up take a couple of pints, I'll come up with a key so ...(not to) bother anybody." Key talk and Carole's voice too quiet to hear. More stair noise. CDII 1. footsteps 2. music and some noise from Smith(s) stair noise, More stairsteps 3. music, door/stairs 4. loud session b,d,p, trumpet 5. banter/riffs "what do you want to play" 6. Tune and applause before tape ends. CDIII 1. Carole and female working Door and room noise, cats, Smith 2. "The Invisible Man", diving suit antiseptic (germ story? for Life) philosphy and other talk photos. 3. "that's your door" "other way around" plates, artstore in Connecticutt, phto talk, "stack aginst taht wall." Hallway "I think they're number ones." meowing cat. 4. activity X'Rays once a month slow shutter speeds. 5. Pittsburgh, Haiti, "Carole" "Gene, is this Schweitzer." sorting photos. 6. "Was that a number two?" "window, that's my self portrait." "Watch out, you may be stepping on a negative." "Mics...usually I don't let people in here when it's on" "Where are the microphones?" "Don't you know you're wearing one?" CDIV 1. Drums in ohter room with cont'd photo work 2. Penidng loft noise, Pittsburgh layours 3. footsepts, Al, phone call. 50 cents. Alcohol run, 4. Smith talking to male on stairs "and don't forget the other tapes"?

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Reel 226, 1960

Note 1: 1960. Lin Halliday, Hal Bigler, piano?, drums?. CDI 1. Midsong 2. ballad, Smith's voice mic sounds? Into tune 3. exotic sounding jazz song 4. piano leads into song, tape ends during piano solo. CDII 1. Piano riffs and some sax, drums join at 6 min mark. 2. tune talk and piano riffs 3. voice humming tune and bleed through of other side of tape until end.

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Reel 227, undated

Note 1: Paul Bley (piano), Dave Sibley? (bass), John Denz (drums), Joe Farrell and ? saxes, Manny Duran, trumpet. CDI 1. Midsong, pianist humming. No horns 2. Same 3. riffs and talk "Bill" ? 4. New tune with tumpet and sax added 5. tune 6 cont'd 7 cont'd until end 8. more talk "Steve Swallow" 9 tune until tape end CDII Jason Robards in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Crackup" 1. "Festival of Performing Arts" Norman Ross, host. introduction. 2. Applause Robards introduction by Robards. 3. "Handle with care" 4. Robards 5. News" Kennedy's tax plan etc...6. commercials including Arnold Palmer , turns to program with critical discussion until end CDIII 1. Radio cont'd 2. Commercial: Rome wine, Thomas's English Muffins 3. tax cut talk 4. Commercial: Golden Glow margarine, Debussy, Playtex baby bottles 5. Talk radio job loss and military spending. CDIV 1. Radio News, Congo and "The 20th Century" (Show) Franco music 2. "Madrid by Night" Spain, radio documentary. Franco interview. Cont'd with documentary until 7. "24 Hours in Shelley Burman's Career." 9. Commercial 10 Shelley Berman show cont'd 'til end. CDV 1. Day in life con'td 2. commercials 3. comedy from show 4. backstage rant 5. Tommy Oliver 6. applause 7. more commercials and Channel 4 news Khruscev and Stalin Cuban missile comments, De La Rosa and more 8. Opera coverage and sports scores and then "Long Cold Winter Blizzard of 1888. CDVI 1. SEville film "The Loves of Carmen Man from Navarra until "The Late Show" signs. 2. Commericals and next week: "All the Young Men" 3. dance scene with castenets 4. Announcer back to film and comercials, Channel 2 new York. 5. film 6. commercials incl. Allstate. CDVII 1. Film cont'd 2. Commericial for "His Girl Friday" and back and forth until end.

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Reel 228, 1961 May 15-16

Note 1: "May 15-16, 1961. Hall's farewell party. Part Stereo, Hall's farewell party to Calvin Albert; Recorded from Hall's cheap mike; Noise, Music, Dialogue - Good for a brief bit in record" CDI 1. Piano and talking "Hey how about 'Me and My Shadow'" woman singing and talking, kitchensonds more singing drunken song. 2. Piano with party noise 3. better piano 4. Same with changes in room and Monk tune?? 5. More conversation and departure 6. continued with more voices in the hall, conversation, and hot dog story. CDII 1. room noise and footsteps, some piano CDIII 1. Party sounds with piano, "I cleaned up this place, Gene." Woman sings drunkenly. Xmas tunes and other stuff. of interest. 2. Conti'd with Smith talking and party noise in different channels. 3. Con'td 4. More of the same with stair noise. 5. Same with flute whistle and piano CD IV Room noise, and meandering piano and woman singing "I get a kick out of you." Conversation and tape ends with song starting.

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Reel 229, 1961 June, 1961 July, 1961 August

Note 1: "June 1961. July? Or August 1961. Jazz and Poetry. Either working on a revision of the book or captions for Photography's annual 11 page spread, one track/track going same way- Good piano, bass, etc. upstairs at Dave Sibley's; with ?" CDI 1. story and several men talking 2. "What do you want to play?" bass, drum, piano. Smith's voice 3. Smith and Carole editing 4. tune with Smiht and Carole dilaogue. 5. Talk from Smiht and musicians 6 (Overlap?) "Billy Strayhorn...'Manhattan Medical Group'" turmpet in room now. "Ronnie" People leaving Gene Smith talking to musician? 7. Tune and Smith keeps talkling , tayping 8. More talk "Goodnight Joe" 9. Piano drums trumpet bass. CDII 1. mid song with Smith Typiing throughout 2. Tune talk "That's...Brubeck, man." "Gary" " "door's open, should I lock it?" "Eddie Heywood" (pianist) 3. Trumpet, tune, typing 4. bass solo with others joining 5. tune 6. cont'd 7. cont'd 8. Smith talking under music "Built this window" 9. quiet talk Smith: "6 o'clcok, this damn thing ready today." CDIII 1. Smith checking mics while musicians riff and talk 2. more Smith mic check and rattling room noise and talk 3. More Smith, snapping = mic checking? 4. Smith talking with Carole and checking microphones. Street noise. Pagebody sound (radio signals) 5. "Have you been reading Freud again?" pun talk and "It's all done by shady light." 6. room sound 7. street/room noise CDIV 1. Room street, work noise 2. con'td with Smith in rooom 3. Smith "Of that within youth still cherished within young belief and trust. 4. room noise 5. noise and "the black pane of the dark room window crashed through ..." 6. More descriptive window talk.

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Reel 230, 1961 August-September

Note 1: August/September 1961. CDI 1. Piano practices, both genders voices and TV. 2. Bass riffs with "Lin" "C'mon, we all want to play with you." "Warren/Warne" "Let's play 'Autumn Leaves'" � 3. Tune d,b,p, sax. TV show in right channel Channel 2, Jack Hawkins, "how they do it". 4. Tune stops person enters 5. "Weegee and Smith were asking." Slow ballad 6. Fades up into drums piano and voices Someone leaving 7. Sloppy song. 8. Piano riffs and fade with drums CDII 1. Piano, bass, drums, with conversation background. 2. Smith himself" "Had to lock the door" 3. Coming and going. Military drum bit. "Let's play one more tune, man." 4. singing along with tune 5. Coffee making 6. riffs and tune 7. room noise piano, stairsteps 8. jumps to voices and person at piano, "JD" 9. Piano, bass standard "bebop like this" Casual conversation.

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Reel 231, 1960

Note 1: "Side A: Radio/TV news broadcast of JFK presidential election victory speech, at some point a local newscaster is broadcasting news simultaneously to the location broadcast (could be two broadcasting sources are being recording at the same time). Side B: piano improvisations, jam session and random talk in background."; Note 2: 1960 Broadcast of Kennedy election ceremonies from Hyannisport, Maine and Jam Session CDI 1. Live? Kennedy broadcast, Peter Lawford, Kennedy's, Hyannis Port Maine, 2. Kennedy announced, wire from Nixon applause and QA 3. Commentary and speech, 4. Commentary and secret service mention ****[Loft mix] 5. Johnson coverage and commentary CDII 1. Midsong piano with female voice in other room drums and bass 2. Piano practice and arrange 3. More piano practice and male/female conversation. 4. "Gary, are you sure you don't want a little soup or a sandwich?" cigarettes and key mentioned 6. Monk tune on piano 7. talk and noise, cont'd piano. ;

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Reel 232, undated

Note 1: Cats: Tabun and Tiger in hallway. JFK News. Smith, Carole and others in loft. CDI 1. Carole, Gene, cats, room noise 2. loft activity, typing, Gene and Carole, trucks in street, television. 3. cont'd 4. Hallway noise and more room noise then loud street noises at end 5. Cont'd with assistant along with Gene and Carole. Some photo talk. 6. "You like that it's different from most of the things you do, is that one reason?" ... Japan talk and interesting dialogue covering several topics. Popular photography article. Willoughby's. "Roy" Gordon Parks, Cartier Bresson's editing, Minor White Life magazine. etc...CDIII 1. TV/Radio Kennedy on Cuba "Jimmy" in loft 2. slowed tape speed but cats and street audible 3. same 4. same 5. same 6. same CDIV street/room noise cont'd

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Reel 233, [circa 1960] February 19

Note 1: February 19. Nehama Hendel. Ronnie Free and Freddie Greenwell. W. Eugene Smith. (Joey Massters, Joe Lopes, Art Mardigan?) Possible echo effect from sound coming through speaker in Smith's loft. CDI 1. Freddie Greenwell, Eugene Smith, Ronnie Free talk: Unions Cannonball, Clayton's. 2. (Jumps) Midsong sax and drum. "You call a tune, whatever it is we'll play it. "Bubbles" 3. Tune 4. Talk Blues "Bourbon Street Blues" Run vs. money Intent of session discussed somewhat. "Confirmation" (tune) "China Boy" (tune) 5. Tune 6. Talk and riffs 7. Talk with Smith quip 8. Sax riffs into tune 9. Talk "Next little taste of bourbon" Three way conversation. 10 Talking by Smith with song. 11. Tune and talk "One side was called '7th Avenue' and the other side was called 'Sorta Kinda'" (Charlie Parker 78) CDII 1. Talk "2nd balcony jump" Lomax coronet player, Johnny McBride, "You know that, Fred?" 2. Tune 3. quiet talk and riffs 4. tune until phone rings 5. Talk: Hall Overton, Paul Bley played a number that Ornette Coleman plays(ed). Long description**. Jimmy Giuffre in the train." Smith talk. then riffs "sliced ham" "chopped" Brookmeyers's Do you know Paul Waht do you wnat to do. 6. 2 saxes. Play some blues in F "Hey Joey, how're you doing, no you don't feel like playing yes you do??"

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Reel 234, undated

Note 1: "Private�Gary and Jean" Smith, Pending. George, Chris "Jeannie" Bob, others?. CDI 1. Drums, Piano, sax. "Take it right there" (female voice) "George�do you know Celia?" Chris "It's I got rhythm, except that the 2nd bar is D-minor." (Sped up tape noise) 2. Room noise with footsteps and very quiet talk. ?? 3. short section of room noise with radio (speech) then conversation***(Gary and Jean??) Bermuda/Nassau trip, back on 31st (Music with horns in other room) Marijuana talk. court case, "back upstiars" then differerent mic?? "dear old Stockholm, do you have cigarettes, old Jeanie old pal?" Loose talk. 4. "I hope they rectify ths water business immediately" "Boy, Gene has some wild jazz records here, do you ever listen to em...Charlie Parker?" "Pending" Smith enters. Long talking interesting and clear. Goes into photo talk. "I've gotta go down and do a session, with Caroles's parents while they...rules for me, you see, ...should be interesting." 5. Smith: "Bob, are you gonna be home?" "Next Thursday.." Somebody at door. Smith: "What's Dave's plan?" "Haiti November" "Well, where is he now?" Portable tape player...6. "10 ads out of this instead of 4," Smith, "black and white, one of them's supposed to be in color but I haven't shot any color film, yet." Smith humming and singing (the blues). 7. Cont'd room noise with Smith and radio and session in other room CDII 1 cont'd with Smith sigh and humming. 2. Footsteps and hallway talk. Carole? 3. more talk away from mic, on stairs, 2 female voices.

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Note 1: Nehama Hendel, singer; Smith, (Wayne, Tommy, Pending (cat)?) CDI 1. Poetry: "The Lament of the Border Widow" Ballad 2. Jumps to radio monologue. Book talk. 3. "Let's turn it over to Alfred Karen." Malcolm County" 4. Talk includes salinger, Bellow, Bergeli, Mailer, Cheever. and on spoken word. CDII 1. piano and male, female conversation "about time we got a system around here of some kind." , (cuts to Nehama) 2. Nehama with drums "John Hardy" "Nobobdy loves you when you're down and out." "Motherless child" "I'm on my way" 3. new song, cowbell tree percussion CDIII 1. 2 male voices convesation with Nehama. "Going to California" "Glory Glory Hallelujah" 2. Talk... "I can't hear ya, I got earphones on." "What's erratic, by the way, I don't know the meaning of the word." CDIV 1. Male folk singer with gtr. big applause 2. more applasue and oration. 3. silence to Nehaa fragment with gtr, some mass applause. "Train I ride" duet male, female 5. New radio content ends quick.

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Note 1: Nehama Hendel, singer;Smith, Wayne, Tommy, Pending (cat) CDI 1. Nehama talking "John and Alan Lomax and Charlie and Ruth Seeger. Smith and Nehaman "John Henry" lyrics discussion. Smith sings. Song book, song titles. 2. Copying lyrics. "Frankie and Albert, wonderful recording of that." Talking and singing then "Gene, Gene, turn it down." 3. Nehama sings and plays guitar. 4. Slowly riffing guitar 5. Same 6. "Goodnight Wayne" "Listen Tommy, when will ..come pickup." Smith Nehama and others. CDII 1. Smith seting levels for song, East Virginia Blues 2. "Long Lonesome Road" " The River from Liverpool" "Santy Anno" 5. Fragment: "House of the Rising Sun" 6. Tune . Spanish song (cuts off) 8. Radio broadcast, sped up, on class. CDIII Radio cont'd US educational system 2. Same WNYC NY 11(time?) MBS WNYC 3. other program comedy referenced Freud 4. Bergan Evans from Splen word label WNYC martn Bush and Stravinsky Pastoral, tomrowwow Margaret Mead. Show is "While the city sleeps."

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Reel 237, undated

Note 1: W. Eugene Smith and Carole Thomas. CDI 1. Smith and Carole looking for numbers for Life Editorial or special Newsroom number. Setting mics with Carole. "Gene, do you have to speak to Thompson and only Thompson to get permission?" "If I can't get Thompson, I'll try George Hunt." Westchester Phonebook, Andrew Highschool Race riot story "where is Alabama in relationship to NorthCarolina? Birmingham riot. "Today's Sunday" Warren Young, Mathew Genet, Phillip Kunhardt 3. Dialing Kunhardt "Gene, it's on 6th Ave and 27th Street" "try Earl Brown" "Lee Eitinto Sam Welles, Gjon MIli, if I can get that son of a bitch..." 4. Smith calls Gjon Mili again, no answer. marion McPhail look up Warren G. Young but it's the wrong number. 5. More good talk. Grandfather..."he's one of the reasons I hate money so much." "I'm a Cherokee" More Smith and Carole banter. Very sweet. CDII 1. Could be other mic from side More phone calls and the same talk, but ending sooner

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Reel 238, undated

Note 1: W. Eugene Smith and Carole Thomas, marked PRIVATE. Loft sounds, personal moments, and tv/radio. CDI 1. WCBS with Smith changing channels and turning up opera. In bed with Carole 2. Quiet talk and sounds from couple 3. "More of the same "Strauss" opera announced on WBAI Bartok's concerto for orchestra 4. Bartok and bedroom noises 5. Street noise and quiet 6. Bartok 7. Bartok until end CDII 1. Bartok cont'd then Stravinsky Festival of 1962 News report Edward P. Morgan and JFK, Nassau Pact, ...2. News Cont'd multiple topics, New York newspaper strike. 3. WBAI con'td CDIII (Street noise throughout) 1. Isaac Batheshevitz Singer story cont'd 2. con'td with Smith and Carole water talk and "night sounds on WBAI" Smith talking under jazz vibes on radio 3. Smith and Carole talking with more audible clarity (quarter to one) 4. Baseball from announcer with english accent and French pop 5. More radio, sophisticated audio collage 6. Audio collage cont'd CDIV 1. Gospel con'td as part of late night collage, Night sounds with Smith humming in background. 2. More Caroloe and TS Eliot "Alfred J. Prufrock"

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Reel 239, 1960 December

Note 1: CDI radio takler with room loft noise (Dylan Thomas content) 2. Some room noise, knocking and Smith and male talking briefly. Piano in other room, off mic. 3. Typing and radio show, Smith's humming. 4. DR. Leo F. Cook on radio 5. WBAI program ends. 6. Smith talking to to others in loft. Drawings, If I owe anybody a quarter Moe talk 7. Smith on photography and other subjects. Could be important. CDII 1. cont'd Smith talking and cat content. 2. Woman and child "This is Carole." Tape recording jumps to a new section. Piano in other room continues or restarts. 3. loft noise with less activity 4. less audio content from same. CDIII 1. TV and room noise, book talk door and Smith hummin 2. War of the Worlds 3. Cont'd 4. Orson Welles announcing his show 5. Jazz radio and room noise 6. Same 7 Same CDIV 1. Radio jazz with Smith humming and working. 2. Moe of same with smith cursing and stomping around towards end of tape 3. Same type of content 4. Same with some vocalizations and like content.

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Reel 240, undated

Note 1: Bobby, piano; Gary Hawkins? Session CDI 1. Mid riffs of drum and piano, hallway step sounds. 2. 2 males in stairway talking. "Eddie L_, Gary" 3. Smith talking to new arrivals and Carole giggling Photo talk in darkroom (multiple mics?) 4. Smith and Carole talk and "That's Bobby" (piano) 5. Intimate moments on tape 6. More with music sounds of piano and sax from other room 7. similar with "Sweet Georgia Brown" in background from other loft room. CDII 1. Cont'd with Musician talk 2. new tune 3. Banter and darkroom water sound 4. Tune 5. Banter, piano and sax. Stair noise and knocking "Lou" (Draper?) 6. Names? Zoot, C#?? 7. Water noise in darkroom and sounds from the left of the loft CDIII 1. Water in darkroom and brief footsteps.

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Reel 241, 1960 January

Note 1: January 1960. Hall Overton rehearsing Sonata for Viola and Piano with Walter Trampler, Lucy Greene, and maybe Charles McCracken (Cello on other side of record). 1. no content 2. Rehearsal and talk 3. music 4. Arrangement talk, Hall Overton introduction 5. "Walter" and more direction by Overton 5. Play and arrange 6. Playing, as tape ends

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Reel 242, 1960

Note 1: (January) 1960 Hall Overton rehearsing Sonata for Viola and Piano with Walter Trampler and Lucy Greene (Piano). 1. Tune talk and tuning the piano and run through of piece 2. Discussion and direction 3. rehearsal 4. Same 5. Talk and rehearsal. 6. More of the same, perhaps Overton on piano. CDII 1. Cont'd rehearsal with more directed arranging and direction 2. "the work we did the other night really set that pretty well.3. Break and discussion 4. demo and talk 5. continues, working through one passage at a time.

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Reel 243, 1961 February

Note 1: February (or March) 1961. Long John Nebel radio show with "producers of 'The Connection'" CDI 1. Living Theater at 15th Street and 6th Avenue. Rudy and Frankie from the Archive Film Society and Judy and Joy,. Telegrams, censorship question. 2. Commercials 3. acting talk vignettes 4. Talking about The Connection 5. Continued film talk and 1961 films 6. Film talk continues CDII 1. toupee story and avant garde theatre 2. Connection and other topics 3. Song "Careless" (New content) 4. Loft and street noise, darkroom water, Smith and Carole working, with cat in room. 5. silence and Smith/Carole content in darkroom Lens talk 6. Dialogue and darkroom work 7. Same with less talk 8. drum riffs in background with sax and Smith now typing. CDIII 1. Darkroom sounds and distant voices, street noise. 2. drum riffs again audible.

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Reel 244, undated

Note 1: "Hall Overton Symphony for strings. #115 Hall Overton symphony for strings finished that side and turned over such things as Camus? Devil and Daniel Webster Part of Interview with Max Eastman" CDI 1. Symphony music and applause with different movements until 5. English drama via BBC CDII 1. BBC British drama cont'd until 5 and then political radio talk and news 6. Talk radio cont'd. CDIII 1. Japan content on Ed Sullivan Show 2. Ends with song (Eartha Kitt) 3. Earth Kitt content 4. Ed Sullivan and tap dancers with piano 5. tie jokes 6. Eartha Kitt Turkish song 7. Eartha talks about travel and Israel 8. Cuts to song 9. Tap dancing 10. Alfred Hitchcock, Ban commercial 11. Buffrin commercial 12. drama with Hitchcock. (Cuts) to loft Piano CDV 1. End of Devil and Daniel Webster, back to Long John nebel, Max Eastman content 2. Max Eastman interview cont'd Mentions Freud, Hemmingway, Chopin

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Reel 245, 1960 March 26

Note 1: March 26, 1960. Zoot Sims, sax; Bill Potts, piano; Ronnie Free, drums. 1. Midsong, called changes. Messy 2. riffs and talk. "Where did that piano come from, is that from Hall's?" "Why didn't he come in here when he heard the music?" "Worried Blues" "Sunday, you played...Bob" Guitar strummed once weird Smith interaction. 3. (Jumps) Midsong. Piano, sax, drums some talk during tune 4. New tune, "let's play another chorus of that." 5. Same tune 6. Minor blues "water in here" 7. short talk with "Zoot" 8 tune 9 Tune talk and "let's try 'I got rhythm'" 10. Tune with strange free jazz style end.*** 11. Good Zoot Sims blues improvisation on sax.

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Reel 246, 1959 December 26

Note 1: December 26, 1959. W. Eugene Smith. "Hall (Overton) at Dave's." Sax, trumpet, bass, drum. 1. Midsong Good solos and quiet talk 2. Smith talks, coffee, rum, eggs and bacon (drops out to silence) "Am I blue" "Wanna play that?" 3. Tune ends midsong.

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Note 1: 1960. Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Raney at Hall Overton's. Smith and photo assistants(?) CDI 1. Midsong, piano, bass, drums, guitar, trombone. 2. Talk: "Did you hear the rumor that they're trying to make a musical out of 'The Wall' , by John Hersey? "Yeah, it's the story of the Warsaw ghetto in Nazi Germany." Kennedy and Nixon. Randy" leaves. Piano riffs. as people leave. 4. "Dave McKenna showed me that." Tune and talk Wester style music with Guitar and narration. ***5. Tromone starts tune 6. Talk, heating and other. CDII 1. Smith talking Home life and picture talk 2. Loft sounds 3. Door knowcks or hammering Mahcine noise 4. Room and street noise. 5. Same 6. Piano in other room "How did you make out there, Jim?" 7. Phone and talk. Cat, "Looking for a spoon" more phone. CDIII 1. Cont'd with piano in other room "I'll be back Gene" 2. Smith on phone, creaky floorboard. 3. "Canny Crito" Food talk. 4. Talk cont'd 5. Room noise 6. Phone rigns unanswered and session or stereo starts in other room 7. Same.

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Note 1: Session with Bob Brookmeyer and Jimmy Giuffre. CDI 1. Weird radio and banter, 2. Dixieland style jazz trombone, bass, drum clarinet piano guitar "Bob" and tune talk. Calling changes. CDII 1. Guitar plays and some room vox and riffs with multiple horn players. 2. Jumps to ballad with b,d,p,sax, and room talk. trails off during trombone solo

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Reel 249, 1959 May 26

Note 1: May 26, 1959. "Jam at Young's" W. Eugene Smith, sings. Musicians. CDI 1. Riffs and talk. 2. Ballad and tune talk about "crazy changes" 3. Tune ("Serpent's tooth") 4. "Serpent's tooth" Lots of talk Smith: "What happened to Buddy Blacklock, he was supposed to come, wasn't he, what happened to him?" ..."His absence was a shadow." "Freddy" "Where're you going, Vince?" "hey Stu" "Dave,..." Smith on mics "This last portion of this tape is courtesy of David's mic." Smith singing blues for "Daddy" very badly. CDII 1. " Talk and Smith signing the blues again, rambling on and on with David (X. Young) joining in at end. 2. More singing and talk 3. More signing and ends with Smith still singing.

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Reel 250, 1959 December 25, 1959 December 29

Note 1: December 29, 1959. Zoot Sims, Dave McKenna, others. W. Eugene Smith and George Orick. CDI 1. Bass, drums, Piano, sax play 2. riffing into tune 3. Immediately next tune then talk 4. "Come on, Gary" 5. More talk and riffs. CDII 1. 1. Tune talk "Major Holly" and tune with more talk "Bill" 2. Tune 3. More talk about music 4. Tune and talk "Avalon" 5. Coffee and riffs to tune with Smith's voice audible at end 6. Riffs to talk.

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Note 1: Same Party as New Year's Eve? 1. Room voices drums, piano and sax party talking throughout "Would you go in the other room and tell Danny Barker if he wants to play (he can play." "Danny Barker" and then banjo joins. Tune. 2. Break and another banjo speedy tune. Applause. "Walter" "Don" 3. "Hey Buddy Blacklock" New tune with singer trumpet clarinet "Don" 4. Al, quiet song with banjo and scat singing. "How do you know all these photographers, Dave?" "The camera" 5. Tune, "Oh there he is, Ros Rudd." "there he is, just arrived, wow." 6. "Say Nancy" Tune with Piano and drum then applause again. then room and tune talk with piano riffs into tune 7. silent.

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Note 1: 1. Midsong, b,d,p,sax 2. Very quiet talk "better, than it was Saturday night." "A flat with a b flat minor." Piano player. "My silent love." "Sly blues" "like someone in love" "That's probably a good place to put it." 3. Tune, like someone in love 4. "Lou...is his girl still there?" "Well, I'll see you Gary...Sunday." Album Chicago 24th. " I got to work a gig over there, Wednesday." Footsteps away form mic. 5. Sound of sliding door? and room noise?

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Note 1: "Jam at Young's" Overlaps with New Year's Eve Party. CDI 1. Room noise and Midsong Bass, drums, clarinet, trombone, horns, "Buddy Blacklock" Party voices "What've you got in your hand, Joe?" "It's the last beer in the East." "Bill" (Jumps) to new song 2. Tune cont'd. Then Monk tune. Piano leads group into tune. 3. Tune con'td with applause "this last set...George" (Jumps) New tune 4. Tune cont'd with full band and "things are lookin' up." CDII 1. Piano, midtune "Play some upper register. Smith "mother in law" 2. Back to party song 3. "Greenback dollar bill" (song) radio record and party sounds, then Ray Charles "I got a Woman" 4. Jumps to Party bad midsong "Peter Ind" and "bravo, Bravo" Jumps again to midsong at party and "Hey Dennis" " "Six hours here, are you kidding?" "Hey Jack, wanna play some piano?" 5. Midsong "Ros Rudd, Gus Johnson, Nat Pierce, Peter Ind, Dick Suthoff." "First of all I'd like to say a few words into that microphone." "they allow midgets in here, do they?" Matt, Rudy. "Keepin' Outta Mischief" 6.. "Roswell" into tune. 7 "Sweet Georgia Brown" with clarinet. "Louisiana" 8. Tune. Ends midsong.

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Reel 255, 1960 May 26

Note 1: CDI 1. Midsong, bowed bass solo with cymbals and sax. 2. Talk and riffs "Stu Billy Budd on TV "ever been to a session where everyone plays the horns." "Yeah, he said he was coming he went to watch Billy Budd at some friend's house on TV and then he was coming over." Tune talk. 3. Song with drums, bass, trombone 4. "Miles plays like 3 times, keeps going around and around" "Oh yeah, I forgot all about that, let's take it at the top again." more tune talk and "We're standing up, let's play." 5. Tune with brushes, sax, piano. "Hey Rich, Mike called." More talk and tunes. "Buddy" mentioned and phone rings, Haitian style drums at end. CDII 1. Overlaps with end of previous CD "A for effort" 2. Phone talk and drumming 3. 2 saxes n unison. Drums and 'Gary" 4. tune 5. "tune and riffs, woman talking about musician. 6. Tune "Somebody loves me."

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Reel 256, undated

Note 1: Zoot, Brookmeyer, Leroy??" CDI 1. Midsong: Clarinet, trombone, guitar drums, piano. Oh what a night, and small talk with sax riffs 2. Same into tune with spacious playing for solos. 3. Riffs and "Louisiana?" "a woodland wind" Singing "Hello Central given me Broadway." 4. Louisiana tune CDII 1. Midsong. Glasses clink audible during bass solo. 2. Trombone leads new tune. with several solos. Ends during guitar solo.

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Reel 257, [circa 1960] February 23

Note 1: CDI 1. Piano riffs and woman signing wordlessly. Talking about cats, dogs, children. "Oh honey, what shall we do together?" "Over the Rainbow" "slounds like Ravel..." Smith" rahter, unravel" silly songs and alk with Smith and Overton "Never go back to Georgia. Some more operatic rehearsing. 2. (Jump in content from previous track, now jam session, midsong with gtr, drum piano, clarinet and riffs 3. All of me. CDII 1. midsong, quiet voices and guitar riffs. "Everything I've got belongs to you" (tune) 2. Guitar leads tune 3. Riffs and tune talk "beer" "Anybody got a match?" 4. "Hey Brookmeyer." And then tune. "This is Sunday, right?"

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Reel 259, 1958 December 22

Note 1: Monday, December 22, 1958. Bill Crow, bass; Bob Brookmeyer, Trombone; Zoot Sims, Tenor Sax. CDI 1. Riffs and talk 2. Woman talking hile bass riffs "Davd told me to come inside, so" Talk" Art Framer and Sonny Rollins about Gunther's article. "Gunther took him all apart." "We're not allowed to talk while the tape is going." "Wasting tape." Smith in mic: "Well, in that case I'd like to say a few words about that." "before you get rid of the tape I'd really like to come over myself and record something." Tape tech talk. 3. Jumps to song. with hand claps, bass, trombone. and talk "by the way, somebody ought to go make that bar, man, before they close, I've got 3 quarts of ..." 4. Bass, sax duet with woman's voice in background. and then with trombone. Tape ends just before song. CDII 1. Midsong and brief comment 2. Riffs, tune talk "Put the mic in the middle here." "...right in front of the Hanson's Drugstore." "right across the street had..." "Bobby, come here please, right now." "I move slow for ayoungter." riffs. 3. Jumps to piano, sax bass with drums. and then talk 4. new tune with several horns

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Reel 260, 1960 July

Note 1: "July 1960. Overton's (jam session, dialogues) 6th side Overton's. Some good." CDI 1. End of song and talking. "Play a little more" "Warren/Warne" 2. "What're you doing Bill?" "Vacation" "Gerry/Jerry" "Hi, Paul" "Bob" "Well, he left about 2 o'clock." (Woman's voice in room) 3. tune talk and riffs 4. Tune includes gtr. "Art" and "52nd Street" 5. Snaps into tune. Phone rings. CDII 1. Quiet talk "everybody goes through that, that's the stage you gotta go through." Pending, Smith 2. Smith says "darling' 3. "even the people who are victims of it feel the necessity to join it." "Gene, the nighttime... record player." 4. Smith sings a song 5. "Paul Bley's..." Smith murmurs into the mic. Story about "Lonnie" 6. "Lonnie/Ronnie"

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Reel 261, 1960 June 11-12

Note 1: June 11-12, 1960. Session at Hall Oveton studio. CDI 1. Talk and tune with bass, drum sax, piano and turmpet 2. Jumps to continued riffs and mic in other room (diminished sound) 3. Tune with muffle CDII 1. Tune "Frank" 2. "Same phone I got hung up on" 3. Into tune, with mistakes "I'd like to hear the record." "Yeah, see how he plays the tune." 4. "C'mon Zoot" with riffs and tune. 5. "Wanna play a ballad." with talk "You know that one, Al/Hal?" Tune Talk 6. Riffs and then tune with humming melody and calling changes." CDIII 1. Tune with poor sound quality, good playing 2. Talk and riffing 3. Standard with great sax 4. Tune led by piano. CDIV 1. Tune contined with piano solo and then bowed bass solo. Phone rings 2. Talking and "Bobby" and "Gary" "Paul" Smith: "Now why in the hell didn't we get this damn wire in, this is all muffed up." "it's all my fault, it's all my fault." (Hall Overton and Eugene Smith recording conversation Feddy and Christian??/ And jumps to a childrens show and Smith talking to his cats.

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Reel 262, 1960 April

Note 1: April 1960. "Hall" "Ronnie" Singer? CDI 1. Midsong, bass piano drums then tune talk and into new tune 2. Talk "Old Fats Waller, keepin out of mischief now" "Dave" Smith talking. "Double trouble" Where'd Bobby go?" 3. Tune with piano, drums, bass. "Oh, I'm getting tired, those fast tempos really can kill ya'" "they were too fast." 4. Tune, classic sound. and sound room noise CDII 1. quiet with room noise 2. silence 3. silence and then sound distant voices, Smith and woman in loft. "Ted Runge, on his way...his wife." 4. "Joe" door knock and entrance. "Ronnie" Zoot Sims. Monday, but early Monday cause we got a matinee in Philly. "Are you leaving, (Jay?).." "I don't have a horn" 5. "Gene...home of the world's greatest living actor." "You got two books going, Gene?" Joe ...6. Camera talk "It looks like picture of water spots." ... CDIII 1. Footsteps and loft sounds with some talk "Who's your publisher?" Piano and drums start in other room 2. Piano bass drum play and then Smith raisies volume to accomodate then. 3. Talk "Hi-Fi" "How are you, Bob." 5. Bass led tune, ends midsong

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Reel 263, 1960 June 17

Note 1: June 17, 1960. "Hall Overton" Eugene Smith and Carole. CDI 1. Midsong, piano bass drum sax. 2. Riffs, humming melody and direction through tune with bowed bass 3. Talk and tune "Wanna play a ballad?" 4. Ballad. Sax quotes children's song. 5. Humming meloday and calling changes for tune. 6. new tune, syncopated melody CDII 1. Same musicians 2. Riffs and talk " yeah, a week, at the Apollo, back next week" ...3. "You been upstairs to my place" "Oh, yeah..." CDIII 1. Silence and Smith working, some quiet voices. 2. "...isn't there one upstairs." 3. Smith? messy piano noises. Ticking clock then garbled tape. 4. bad sounding tape 5. Smith sings "Minox" Looking for camera. "I got an alarm on that sumbitch" "Gene, do you want this cat there?" Film and talk Carole? "darling" Male voice on the stairs, with steps. 7. Smith talking to visitor and street noise. CDIV 1. Darkroom noise and some talking by Smith "Bill" 2. room noise and buzz 3. Piano by Smith and talk.

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Reel 264, [circa 1960] February 19

Note 1: Eugene Smith, Carole. Phone call with Mike Kinzer who's absent so Art Goldsmith converses instead. Fred Greenwell, Art Mardigan, Joey Massters. CDI 1. Smth calling Popular Photography, Ziff-Davis. OR 97200 (phone number). Long phone call for Mike Kinzer that gets taken by Art Goldsmith. 2. Continued, menitoneds "Weigh my scrapbook" and Lou 3. Cont'd talk about Smith and his photographic history. Book talk, book at publisher. 4. More talk on phone (jumps to room noise) Smith sings and plays piano. 5. "more piano and singing (possible mic check purposes) 6. Back to jazz music. Sax, drum, piano, bass. 7. "only about ..hour's sleep." "rock n roll show,,, this afternoon" "paul" "I'm going downstairs" "Mo(s)zelle" CDII Nico Bunic, Ed Shaughnessy, Manny Durham, others. 1. Tune p,b,d,sax trumpet 2. "Nico" "Ed" "Lou" "Al" "Manny" "Jay" tune talk. 3. Tune CDIII 1. Tune cont'd at drum solo 2. Riffs and talk, Jay, John 3. Tune and talk. Larry. "Al" Jack" West Palm Beach or Dayton. More riffs and talk on 4.

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Note 1: Freddy Greenwell and Ronnie Free. Plus sax. CDI 1. Sax, drums, piano 2. Same tune 3. "Hey Freddy how does this part go" 4. "My heart belongs to daddy", tune talk. 5. New tune. Ends midsong. CDII 1. Tune and talk 2 tune 3. Tune and talk "I, got a girl" tune 4. Tune and decent playing with Gene Smith: "now now now" Pianist mentions "Larry Adler" 5. 'Greenwell'

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Reel 266, 1960

Note 1: 1960. Freddy Greenwell, Ronnie Free. Eugene Smith and kids present. Others. CDI 1. (Overlap) "Play some upper register, and "Mother in law" 2. Party song with clarinets and trombone "Greenback dollar bill" 3. Ray Charles record "I got a woman" "Pete" and "Dennis" 4. 5. Cont'd content 6. "6 horns here, are you kidding?" and "Jack, wanna play some piano." , jumps to misong 7. end of song and announcment of Rudd, Johnson, Pierce, Ind, Sudhalter. and content overlapping with previous tape until "Sweet Georgia Brown" CDII Different Loft content 1. Talk and drum riffs "we've been talking about that for weeks" tune with piano. Kids voices and "Dad" "Let's forget the chinese music." 2. Tune cont'd with sax, drum and tune talk. "OK, Spec, good to see you again." "Take care of Pat, huh." 3. Tune, sax, drum an girl talking. 4. Smith: "I'm just recording it 5. Tune with mic noise and drum solo 6. sax riff and tune talk "old Ted R." 7. "Caravan" "I"ll try to play the melody stright through just once, ..." 8. Same tune with Smith adjusting volume and saying: "Let's see if you can stand it." 9. "You wanted to hear a blues, huh?" Sax 10. Sax and drums "humidity" 11. Riffing. CDIII 1. Sax and drum tune "looks very much like your wallet, doesn't it?" and more talk 2. New tune and Smith talking to Greenwell "Stack of prints 6 foot 8 inches high"

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Reel 267, 1960

Note 1: 1960. Ronnie Free and Freddie Greenwell. Radio content: News and WNYC-FM. Music, popular, country and Yiddish folk. 1330AM/97.9FM CDI 1.Drum and sax "One of Gene's old and more talk 2. Tune "My wife says she doesn't know" 3. "Fred, you missed your cue, this is a dress rehearsal." "I sure am hungry, that's kinda slow." "OK Girls" (guys?) 4. Tune and talk 5. "I lost my place in the music, ..." 6. quiet talk and tune. CDII 1. Newscast: U2 planes, Japan, Easter Oregon fires near Hearst Castle, Teamsters and WNYC, FM weather and traffic with street and loft noise. 2. war account cont'd from 1 by Feild Marshall Bernard Montgomery "A Soldier Speaks" 3. Cont'd 4. ends with BBC doc on brainwashing 5. Cont'd 6. Same 7. News at end of brainwashing documentary Ceylong, James Hoffa victory. CDIII 1. Radio news cont'd then more classics Aenid talk 2. and 3. and 4 and 5. then late news and Conway Twitty: "Is a bluebird blue?" WABC then cuts to Israeli Folk music, (Theodore Bikel) CDIV 1. Bikel folk music cont'd. 1330 AM 97.9 FM Orela Halev 2. Israeli folksongs until end of tape.

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Reel 268, 1960 February 19

Note 1: February 19, 1960. Freddie Greenwell and Ronnie Free long session. Eugene Smith. CDI 1. Talk and tune 2. Tune 3. tune and talk "Thanks for the Memories" and "Bubbles" 4. "Bubbles" with drum solo 5. Longer tune talk. Good. 6. Tune 7. Tune with Smith joke 8. Tune 9. "Want a little taste of bourbon?" "wife couldn't stand it." comment and XMas sales "That's Silvia, isn't it?" 10."I can't seem to get back to that old..." 11.Seventh Avenue' Charlie Parker record talk "one side 'Sorta Kinda'. Don bays, Dizzy, Charlie Parker, Tommy Young..." CDII 1. Tune and "You know that, Fred?" after humming tune. 2. Room noise and talk 3. Tune and phone rings 4. Comments about Hall Overton "no Paul Bley did this thing, he played a number that Ornette..." (overlap) Spiced ham food talk.

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Note 1: Freddie Greenwell/Ronnie Free session. Eugene Smith and assistant. Talking to Schiffer. CDI 1. Sax and drum tune with papers rattling. And cats meowing. Smith talks in room. 2. Cont'd 3. Tune 4. Tune discussion 5. tune with meowing 6. Tune with cat's meowing. 7. **Lots of tune talk, glass of water, third person says Fred Greenwell is always going off into other room. Gene Smith photo talk, "John Whiting" "Pittsburgh" "As from my window" and "Lloyd/Floyd" Phone bill and funny Smith talk.. 7. "I wasn't in the same frame of mind, there" 8. Tune CDII 1. Tune cont'd "John Wayne" new tune 2. Retry tune third voice "C'mon Schiffer, get up" "Dec 3rd, 1952" (reading) Talk about musicians and then tune 3. Tune 4. Restart. 5. Riffs and laughter with humming of tune. 6. riffing and radio 7. drum in one room sax in another, Smith conversation quiet. CDIII 1. Cont'd content sax and drum.

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Note 1: Hall Overton's studio, Hall, Ronnie Free, Freddie Greenwell. (?maybe George Syran). CDI 1. Midtune, Sax, bass, drum. "go have breakfast somewhere" "boogie woogie, then we'll eat" 2. Boogie woogie tune. Talk Meade Lux Lewis, Smith in room Piano tune 4. Piano demo and Porgy and Bess "you're only halfway across the channel." 5. "Like someone in love" led by piano. 7** "What time is it?" "about quarter after 7" Smith, Overton, breakfast, piano tuned, "take some pictures" "see you get that fine book" "that's right, you're Smith, I'm Overton" Smith: "Well, now this day is done, I'd better get to work." **JUMPS** new content 6. Ronnie Free and Nehama Hendel "House of the Rising Sun" Ray Charles and Smith lowering the mics talk. Also, about Fred (Greenwell?) 7. Smith fooling with mics "I wann start a fresh tape on this" 8. ***"Gene, my God, don't you know that Gene is a collector of recorders, Gene is a collector, of everything." More conversation, Smith, Ronnie, Nehama. CDII 1. Mics and recorder talk. "Looks like a dentist's chair" "C Flute" Phone call expected, "Well, Lou will take it." TV or radio and playing music on guitar and flute and talking. Smith's records and folk song books. "April 27th, it's a Sunday" and "Cecil Sharp" 3. "The river is wide, I can't get over." song Smith: "Wanna hear it back right now?" 4. New track(after playback, presumably): "come all you fair and tender ladies." 5. Guitar tune and wordless melody 6. Recording talk. John Pankin, Flamenco at the Centre. He calls himself Juan Sastre. Name is Goldberg, I think. 7 tune "I wish I was a red rosy bush in a bank by the sea." [Odetta sang this tune]

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Reel 272, 1960

Note 1: "1960. Session at Hall Overton's." Hall Overton, Bill Takas, Chris Febbo. Mike/Mic? "Good" Bass, drums, piano. CDI 1. "Dave and I recorded a bunch of those." "Yeah, Dave Young told me." Cat and "Where'd Bobby go?" Tune 2. Tune and "I'm getting tired, very fast." 3. Bass and piano riff into song 4. Riffs and talk. "you're moving that hlaf tone thing back and forth. "See ya, Chris, man. Crazy." 5. Into bass, piano tune. Smith and another in background. 6. "Partch thing really has me going. His is the only experimental thing I've heard that had a kind of compositional wholeness." "...Bobby Brookmeyer about him?" "I was in his studio, I played with his instruments. "Yeah, he and Gerry." Cy Coleman and Lucille Ball talk. Hall leaves? "Well Goodnight G(unther??) "My Christmas before good Friday" .. Bass riffs continue. CDII 1. Piano riffs with drum prsent and non drum precussion near mic. "How are ya, Bob?" 2. Tune: Bass, drum, piano. 3. Piano leading into ballad 4. New tune "Spreading the thing out." 5. Standard tune.

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